‘Seeing is believing’
The Woman in the Window is a 2019 American thriller film about an agoraphobic woman living alone in New York who spies on her new neighbours. Suddenly, she witnesses a disturbing act of violence.
Directed by Joe Wright from a screenplay written by Tracy Letts, based on the novel of the same name by A.J. Finn, the movie stars Amy Adams, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Gary Oldman, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Julianne Moore.
When the Russell family moves into the house across the way, they appear to be the perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble and shocking secrets are laid bare.
Forced to prove what she saw actually happened, everyone begins to question if what occurred was real or imagined. Is it paranoia or did it happen?
The Woman in the Window was originally scheduled to be released on October 4, 2019, by 20th Century Fox, but on July 9, 2019, it was delayed to 2020 as Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures re-edited the film after test screenings. It was scheduled to be released on May 15, 2020.
On March 17, 2020, the film was removed from the release calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an intent to reschedule it later in 2020.
On August 3, 2020, it was announced Netflix was in final talks to acquire the distribution rights to the film from 20th Century Studios. The film will be streamed on Nextflix sometime in early 2021.
Cast and characters:
Amy Adams … Anna Fox
Anthony Mackie … Ed Fox
Fred Hechinger … Ethan
Wyatt Russell … David
Gary Oldman … Alistair Russell
Brian Tyree Henry … Little
Julianne Moore … Jane
Jeanine Serralles … Norelli
Mariah Bozeman … Olivia
Liza Colón-Zayas … Bina
Anna Cameron … Alex
Ben Davis … Steve (voice)
Rand Guerrero … McNamara
Amanda Rabinowitz … Friend
Jennifer Jason Leigh … Jane Russell
Aspect ratio: 2.39: 1
Principal photography began on August 6, 2018, in New York City. Filming wrapped on October 30, 2018.
Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor were originally hired to score the film. After the film’s release was delayed and the film went back into production, it was announced that they were replaced by Danny Elfman.