Proving things are better late than never, Joe Wright’s The Woman in the Window will finally see a release this year on Netflix, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Starring Amy Adams and based on A.J. Finn’s novel of the same title, The Woman in the Window is the story of Dr. Anna Fox (Adams), someone who is unable to leave her home. For her, it’s not COVID-19 that compels her to stay inside, it’s her agoraphobia which is the fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult or that help wouldn’t be available if things go awry.
Instead she spends time indoors drinking and observing the activities of the Russell’s, her next door neighbors.
The situation becomes uneasy after she becomes friends Jane Russell (Julianne Moore) when one night she witnesses Jane being stabbed and calls 911. Matters become much more complex when a detective comes over with Jane’s husband (Gary Oldman), who claims no such incident happened and a different woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) shows up with them claiming herself to be Jane.
On the film, Wright said it was the script that lured him to the adaptation. “I didn’t know the book prior to reading the script,” he said. “And I was thrilled and excited and I wanted to know what happened next.”
However, as straight on as production was, the film had its share of challenges especially with the acquisition of 20th Century Fox by the Walt Disney Company. Along with several other titles, The Woman in the Window fell into limbo and was pushed out a year from 2019 when test screenings did not go smoothly and viewers found the plot to be very confusing.
Although reshoots were ordered and completed successfully, the film’s release was pushed out again due to the Coronavirus pandemic. That was until Netflix acquired it from Disney in August 2020.
Set to release on Netflix in the first half of 2021, check back soon for more on The Woman in the Window!