It looks like Amy Adams has found her niche in the dark psychological thriller genre. Hot off the heels of HBO’s Sharp Objects adaptation, which is based on the novel from Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn, Adams has signed on to star in another similar film.
According to Variety, the star has signed on to Fox 2000’s The Woman in the Window film, which is set to have Atonement and Darkest Hour director Joe Wright at the helm. Writing the screenplay is Tracy Letts, who recently penned the Joaquin Phoenix film You Were Never Really Here.
The Woman in the Window novel is described as follows:
“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.”
Many novel critics and fellow novelists have sang praises about the book, and it’s often described as a Hitchcockian thriller of sorts.
Given the box office success of movies like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train (or apparently any film with the world “girl” in it), The Woman in the Window is a natural next film to carry on this dark thriller genre.
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