DARKEST HOUR Director Joe Wright is Set To Helm a Hitchcockian Style Thriller Called THE WOMEN ON THE WINDOW
Director Joe Wright, who is hot off the success of his incredible film Darkest Hour, has found another film project to take on. The film is called The Woman in the Window, which is based on the novel by A.J. Finn. The story has a very Hitchcockian kind of vibe to it, and it sounds like the perfect project for Wright to take on. Here's the story description:
It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . .
Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.
Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems
See this thing has got Hitchcock's Rear Window written all over it. The script will be written by Tracy Letts, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of August, Osage County.
Before Wright directed Darkest Hour, he made Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Hanna, Pan, and Anna Karenina. Pan wasn't his greatest moment, but all of his other films are solid work. It would be interesting to see him take on a Hitchcockian thriller like this Woman in the Window story. I bet he could do some great things with it.
I do wonder if he would try to emulate Hitchcock while making the film, or if he would just do his own thing with it.