Tom Ford must have struck a deal with the devil because everything he touches turns to gold. He worked at Hardwick and it was successful, he worked at Perry Ellis and it went well. The stint at Gucci went too well. All this augurs badly for Ford’s newest venture. The feeling is you have to lose at least once right? Maybe not. Ford is going into the film directing category to see if he can put his vision on the big screen.
He’s set to direct A Single Man, the adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s 1965 novel. The film stars heavyweights Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode. Lead actor Firth plays a British professor living in Los Angeles and Goode stars as his boyfriend. Moore takes the role of Firth’s (the professor’s) life long friend. The entire film takes place in one day. Ford is no stranger to film (or at least TV) as very early in his career he was featured in several commercials. He decided to go the way of architecture and fashion later on, but film must have been too good to pass up.
There’s a question that I want to ask here though. Ford has never directed a film (at least nothing feature length). How will actors respond and/or react to a first time film director. My second question is how will the costume director interact with a living legend of fashion? Tune in for the answers tomorrow on As the World Turns.