First Glance: “The Woman in the Window”


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.

13 thoughts on “First Glance: “The Woman in the Window”

  1. That is one mother of a cast. Yeah, count me in. Think I’ve read something about this awhile ago (and your intro confirms it probably was a “while” ago), but this on paper is 100% my kinda flick!

  2. I’m a fan of Joe Wright, primarily on the strength of Pride & Prejudice, so yes, I’m in for this one. I’ve been aware of this one for quite a while. Last time I checked it was scheduled for release next fall, so nice that it’s getting out there finally.

    Check out the IMDB writeup for a hopefully upcoming Joe Wright film called “In the Garden of Beasts”. I’m already looking forward to that one, and it hasn’t even started production, which I think means it’s no cinch to actually get made. Fingers crossed on that one.

  3. Uh… I don’t know. I like the cast but Joe Wright has been hit/miss for me ever since Anna Karenina which I didn’t like at all (thank you Dad for asking me to change the channel to watch futbol). Plus, it’s giving me vibes that it’s going to lead to disappointments. I was excited for the project a long time ago when it got the involvement of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for the score but then they got replaced by Danny Elfman. Nothing against Elfman who I like but…. that fucking sucks.

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  5. Yikes! I have only one question: How dare they make a movie from the material that completely and utterly plagiarized another book? Finn almost re-wrote word-for-word Sarah Denzil’s thriller Saving April. What should REALLY see the light of day is justice and Denzil’s book.

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