Check out the trailer that’s dropped for The Woman in the Window, an upcoming thriller starring Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman, among others.
Based on the best-selling novel by A.J. Finn, The Woman in the Window has Adams playing Anna Fox, a woman whose agoraphobia (a fear of unfamiliar places and situations that might cause panic) has left her mostly tied down to her home. She meets a friendly neighbour, Jane Russell (Moore), from across the street and the two become friends. Everything begins to spiral when she believes she has witnessed Jane being attacked. When she takes her concern to the authorities, she meets Jane’s husband (Oldman)… who introduces her to the woman he says is the real Jane.
The ‘are they or are they not crazy?’ narrative can make for highly intriguing thrillers, although it often comes down to the third act – when what’s really going is revealed – that can either make or break them. Let’s hope the payoffs here suit the ride, which looks familiarly Hitchcockian in the trailer below.
It’s a change of pace for Joe Wright, who’s going the smaller, contained-thriller route after more sprawling films such as Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Anna Karenina and Pan. The novel has been adapted by Tracy Letts, whose writing credits include Killer Joe and August: Osage County and who has a decent-sized acting resume (he recently played a memorable Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari).
Interestingly, the film has gone through a bit of a bumpy road to fruition. Letts said that the process “kind of sucked” in an interview with The Playlist. After what he described as a “hard” writing experience with producers and Wright involved, the film’s test screening didn’t go well.
“[…] we all looked at it and we were all pleased with it. And then they showed it to an audience in Paramus, New Jersey, and they didn’t like it. And so there have been some rewrites and re-shoots that I didn’t have anything to do with. So we’ll see what happens.”
We’ll see. The Woman in the Window, written by also starring Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, will be arriving in Australia on May 14 and hits the US on May 15, 2020.
Official synopsis for The Woman in the Window:
In “The Woman in the Window,” an agoraphobic child psychologist befriends a neighbour across the street from her New York City brownstone, only to see her own life turned upside down when the woman disappears and she suspects foul play. A stellar ensemble cast brings Tracy Letts’ screenplay based on the gripping, best-selling novel to life, where shocking secrets are revealed, and no one—and nothing—is what it seems.