Darkest Hour director Joe Wright‘s upcoming thriller The Woman In The Window, based on the bestselling novel by A.J. Finn, is being pushed back. Set to star Amy Adams, Disney is delaying the release date in order to retool the film.
The film was originally set up at Fox 2000, but the Disney-Fox merger changed things. This isn’t the first Fox film that Disney has sought to rejig, either. The film had been slated to hit cinemas in October, but early test audiences were reportedly left confused by some third-act reveals and the motivations of Adams’ character.
Thus, Disney has tasked Wright with shooting five days of pickups once Adams completes her work on Ron Howard‘s Hillbilly Elegy. “We’re dealing with a complex novel”, said Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, who remains a consultant of the film. “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 films stars Adams as Dr. Anna Fox, an agoraphobic child psychologist who witnesses a crime while spying on her neighbours. Her world begins to crumble as she begins to doubt her own mind. Julianne Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Gary Oldman, and Anthony Mackie round off an impressive cast.
The film will now hit cinemas in 2020, although Disney has not yet confirmed a release date. Hopefully these pickups help the film without making it too obvious and didactic.