To ensure that Tom Ford has a strong directorial debut, the helmer's Fade to Black shingle was able to pick up Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode to topline the indie drama A Single Man. Not a bad start.
Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode for Single Man
Tom Ford wrote A Single Man with David Scearce. The drama centers on a British college professor who loses his partner of 16 years. If it sounds at all familiar, the story is based on Christopher Isherwood's 1964 novel, which tracks a single day in a professor's life in Los Angeles.
Ford got his cast just in time, as A Single Man is set to begin production in Los Angeles next week.
Before working his way behind the camera for a feature film, Ford spent a decade working as the creative director at Gucci. Sales at the company increased 10-fold during the same time period before his exit in 2004.