We first reported a month ago that designer (and GLAAD honoree) Tom Ford was making his directorial debut with an adaptation of the Christopher Isherwood 1964 novel A Single Man. Now he’s announced his cast, and it’s chock full of gay faves. Colin Firth will play a gay professor who must deal with the sudden death of his longtime partner, played by Matthew Goode. Julianne Moore is set to play a friend of the professor who helps him cope. The film takes place in a single day in Southern California. Ford adapted the screenplay with David Scearce. The film is being independently financed, with Ford’s Fade to Black Productions producing. Shooting is scheduled to begin next week in Los Angeles. If Ford’s directing is as good as his Gucci designs, we’re in for a real delight in 2009. Can’t wait!