With no major projects on the big or small screen, 2019 was a quiet one for Amy Adams. However, she remains one of the most accomplished actresses around, and already 2020 is shaping up to be a big one with the mystery-thriller The Woman in the Window, from Darkest Hour director Joe Wright.
Adams leads an incredible cast that includes Oscar-winners Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tracy Letts, Wyatt Russell, and Anthony Mackie. It’s the most impressive lineup Wright has ever assembled, and that’s saying something. The film is based on the A.J. Finn novel about an agoraphobic child psychologist who suspects foul play in the disappearance of the neighbor she had been spying on.
What’s interesting about this film is that its production has been the subject of some mystery. An October 2019 release was scrubbed after a run of seriously poor test screenings, causing Disney to send it back for retooling.
It’s reminding me a lot of The Girl On the Train, an awards-hopeful that turned out to be a dud, I’m curious whether we’re looking at a similar situation. Wright has done some incredible films, including Atonement, Hanna, and Anna Karenina…but he’s also the guy who gave us Pan.
Even the plots share a lot in common. I guess we’ll find out when The Woman in the Window opens on May 15th 2020.
SYNOPSIS: In “The Woman in the Window,” a psychological suspense thriller directed by Joe Wright, an agoraphobic child psychologist befriends a neighbor 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.