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The Woman in the Window trailer: Long-delayed Amy Adams mystery film that was reshot for being too ‘confusing’

Film was originally due to be released 18 months ago

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 09 April 2021 11:19
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The Woman in the Window trailer

Long-delayed mystery thriller The Woman in the Window is finally getting released.

The film, which was reshot after test screenings declared the film too confusing, will now debut on Netflix a year and a half after it was originally due to be released in October 2019.

Amy Adams heads up the adaptation of AJ Finn’s Rear Window-style bestseller that’s been directed by Atonement filmmakerJoe Wright.

The story follows Anna Fox, who is confined to her New York home with only one regular visitor: a kindly neighbour from across the street named Jane (Julianne Moore).

However, Anna’s life starts to dramatically unravel when she believes she witnesses Jane’s murder from her bedroom window. She then learns that Jane is very much alive – only she looks like an entirely different woman and is suddenly played byJennifer Jason Leigh.

Amy Adams in long-delayed mystery film ‘The Woman in the Window’

Also starring in the film, which was written by Tracy Letts, are Gary Oldman, Brian Tyree Henry and Anthony Mackie.

The Woman in the Window was originally scheduled to be released in October 2019, but was delayed after Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox, who financed the film.

It was reported in July that the film was pushed to 2020 in order to accommodate five days of reshoots. Disney demanded new footage after audiences at test screenings declared it too confusing to understand.

Author AJ Finn, a pseudonym for novelist Dan Mallory, caused a literary scandal when a New Yorker story in February 2019 alleged that he had spent years crafting untruths about his personal life while rising up the ranks of the publishing world.

The Woman in the Window will arrive on Netflix on 14 May.

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