It took a while, but the long-delayed psychological thriller “The Woman in the Window” is finally set to see the light of day. Originally owned by 20th Century Fox, the rights then went to Disney following their acquisition of Fox. Now Netflix is set to release the film next month. It’s directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement”, “Darkest Hour”) working from a screenplay by Tracy Letts. A new trailer dropped in anticipation showing off its star-studded cast and teasing what looks to be dark, gnarly, and claustrophobic story.
The movie follows Dr. Ana Fox (Amy Adams), a psychologist who never goes outside of her Manhattan brownstone due to a severe anxiety disorder. She begins keeping tabs on a family in the building across the street (think Jimmy Stewart from “Rear Window”). It leads to her connecting with and befriending the woman from the house played by Julianne Moore. But when her snooping leads to her witnessing a murder, the film’s chillingly twisty story kicks into overdrive. A terrific supporting cast featuring Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Brian Tyree Henry, and Jennifer Jason Leigh only adds to the appeal.
“The Woman in the Window” premieres May 14th on Netflix. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.