Amy Adams is Set To Star in Joe Wright's Psychological Thriller THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn is getting adapted into a movie by director Joe Wright and writer Tracy Letts, and it has recently been announced that the star of the film would be Amy Adams. I really like Adams, so I’m sure she’ll do great, and I enjoy psychological thrillers, so this could turn out to be a great movie. My biggest hangup is the premise of the film. Here’s the book’s synopsis:

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

That sounds extremely similar to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window which was a great film. I just don’t know if this will be different enough to warrant being really excited. I have not read the book, so I don’t know how it ends, but if you know that it is indeed different from Rear Window, please let me know in the comments without spoiling it. I’m sure regardless of lack of originality this film will still be great as it will combine the work of Adams, Wright, and Letts. Are you intrigued or does this sound too much like a Rear Window copy to you?

Source: Variety

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