As Disney moves forward with Fox 2000 projects under its post-merge belt, the presumed release of one of its last films, “The Woman in the Window,” has been affected as an offshoot of the matter. Joe Wright‘s thriller drama starring six-time Oscar nominated actress Amy Adams has been pushed back from October 2019 to a 2020 release date after muddled test screenings.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter last week, the project underwent the test screenings and left viewers more confused than satisfied with the working cut. The film follows the story of an agoraphobic child psychologist (Adams) who witnesses a serious crime onlooking from her window. Tracy Letts is adapting the story from A.J. Finn’s thriller best-selling novel of the same name. Wright, who’s directed critically successful films like “Atonement,” “Darkest Hour” and “Pride & Prejudice,” now plans to shoot five days of pickup shots after Adams completes her work on Ron Howard’s upcoming Netflix film, “Hillbilly Elegy.”
From the THR report:
“We’re dealing with a complex novel,” says Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, who is departing the studio imminently but will remain as a consultant on the film for Disney until Woman in the Window’s release. “We tested the movie really early for that very reason. We wanted to make it better, and we’ve had Disney’s full support in doing that.”
“The Woman in the Window” will undergo reshoots and rescheduled work. The film is also set to star Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie, and Brian Tyree Henry. Disney has some housecleaning to do as it proceeds to mantle the steely thriller into a potential awards player. The project currently sits in post-production limbo.