By Mandela Wells

Oscar winner Kim Basinger has officially signed on to the cast of Nocturnal Animals. Basinger joins quite the accomplished cast that includes Aaron Taylor Johnson and Oscar nominees Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon. In the movie Basinger is set to play a wealthy Texas socialite and the mother of Amy Adam’s character. The first part of the film follows Adams’ character, who receives a book manuscript from her husband whom she left 20 years earlier. The second half revolves around a man (Gyllenhaal) whose family vacation ends up becoming very violent.

Focus Features will be distributing the picture worldwide. Tom Ford is set to direct and write the screenplay for the flick based on the novel of the same name. The film will hit theaters sometime next year.