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Netflix Potentially Acquiring ‘The Woman In The Window’ from Disney

Netflix Potentially Acquiring ‘The Woman In The Window’ from Disney

  • Netflix is finishing negotiations to acquire 'The Woman in the Window' starring Amy Adams.

Netflix is in negotiations to acquire The Woman in the Window from Disney-owned 20th Century Studios. Starring Amy Adams and directed by Joe Wright, the film is the last of book-based movie projects left behind by Elizabeth Gabler when Disney acquired Fox and shuttered the Fox 2000, division.

There is no release date for the film as of yet as Netflix is still in final negotiations.

The movie is adapted from the A.J. Finn global bestseller of the same name and produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush.

While it is unclear why Disney didn’t move the movie to Hulu where more of its adult content lives, it could also be affected by the shift in movie releases due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The movie follows Anna Fox (Adams), an agoraphobic child psychologist who lives alone in a New York suburb. She’s stuck in the brownstone and her fear of leaving her home cost her separation from her husband and daughter. She fills her day watching film noir classics and her interaction is mostly online. She spies on her neighbors like they do in the movies she loves. When the Russell clan moves in next door and she observes the bond between parents and their teen son that make her long for a reunion with her own family but when she witnesses an act of violence in the house she gets stuck on whether to call the cops or if she has become unhinged.

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Along with Adams, the cast also includes Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Tracy Letts, Bryan Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anthony Mackie, and Wyatt Russell.

The trailer for the movie was released by 20th Century Studios before the shakeup.

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