Following up his starring role in Gaspar Noé’s sexually explicit romantic drama Love, Karl Glusman has joined the cast of Focus FeaturesNocturnal Animals, based on Austin Wright’s 1993 novel Tony And Susan. Written and directed by Tom Ford, the story follows Susan Morrow, whose life is changed when she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband’s first novel. Reading it pulls her into the life of fictional character Tony Hastings, an ordinary man whose life is set violently off course, which forces Susan to confront her own problematic situation. Nocturnal Animals stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, along with Kim Basinger, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ellie Bamber and Robert Aramayo. Produced by Ford, Diane L. Sabatini and Robert Salerno, the film began shooting today.

Love made waves after its Cannes premiere in May, and the controversial film will be released in theaters in the U.S. starting October 30. Glusman appears in Roland Emmerich’s historical drama Stonewall, about the riots that kicked off the modern gay liberation movement, and soon will be seen in director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon opposite Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Abbey Lee and Christine Hendricks. He’s repped by LBI and WME.