Trailer: The Woman in the Window heads to Netflix this May
Staff Reporter | On 09, Apr 2021
“This is a safe place…” That’s the sound of Amy Adams heading to Netflix in The Woman in the Window.
Based on the gripping, bestselling novel and adapted by Tracy Letts, the film stars Adams as Anna Fox, an agoraphobic child psychologist who finds herself keeping tabs on the picture perfect family across the street through the windows of her New York City brownstone. Her life is turned upside down when the Russell family moves in across the street, and she witnesses an unimaginable brutal crime. The question is… what really happened?
The psychological thriller co-stars Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julianne Moore and Letts.
The film started life at Fox, but found itself in search of a home after Disney’s acquisition of the studio. Before the House of Mouse had launched its plans to bring adult-friendly fare from its Fox arm to Disney+ audiences through Star, Netflix stepped in to snap up the film’s global rights. Now, it’s heading to Netflix UK on 14th May.
Here’s the trailer:
Disney’s The Woman in the Window heads to Netflix
4th August 2020
The Woman in the Window is in the process of heading from Disney to Netflix.
The psychological suspense thriller, directed by Joe Wright, follows an agoraphobic child psychologist who 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. Written by Tracy Letts, the screenplay is based on the bestselling novel by AJ Finn.
The cast includes Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Julianne Moore. With Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Anthony Katagas producing, it’s no surprise that the splashy, star-studded project has become a high-profile title since its release was delayed from last year – putting it squarely in the path of coronavirus disruption this spring.
Disney acquired the project when it snapped up Fox, but it promptly closed the Fox 2000 arm of the company to focus instead on family-friendly fare. That means the finished film now joins such titles as Tom Hanks’ Greyhound and Paramount’s The Lovebirds, completed movies that can’t be released in cinemas – or would face a crowded marketplace if it was in the future – but can be sold to streaming services to generate some revenue.
And so, with Disney also wanting to part ways with a project that’s not suited to its brand, Deadline reports that Netflix is in final negotiations to acquire The Woman in the Window for a global online release.
There is no word yet on a release date or official confirmation from Netflix. But until then, here’s the trailer from the film’s Fox days: