The Woman in the Window (2021 film)

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The Woman in the Window
The Woman in the Window.jpg
Official release poster
Directed byJoe Wright
Produced by
Screenplay byTracy Letts
Based onThe Woman in the Window
by A. J. Finn
Music byDanny Elfman
CinematographyBruno Delbonnel
Edited byValerio Bonelli
Distributed byNetflix[1][2]
Release date
  • May 14, 2021 (2021-05-14) (United States)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Woman in the Window is an upcoming American psychological thriller film directed by Joe Wright, from a screenplay by Tracy Letts, based on the 2018 novel of the same name by pseudonymous author A. J. Finn. The film stars Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Julianne Moore.

The Woman in the Window is scheduled to be digitally released by Netflix on May 14, 2021. The film was originally scheduled to be released theatrically by 20th Century Fox on October 4, 2019, but was delayed to May 15, 2020, due to re-editing after test screenings. The theatrical release was later canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it was sold to Netflix.


An agoraphobic psychologist befriends a neighbor across the street from her New York City brownstone condo, only to see her own life turned upside down when the woman disappears and she suspects foul play.



In September 2016, Fox 2000 Pictures acquired screen rights to the novel of the same name by A.J. Finn.[3] In March 2018, it was announced Joe Wright would direct the film, from a screenplay by Tracy Letts. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush would serve as producers on the film.[4] In April 2018, Amy Adams joined the cast of the film.[5] In July 2018, Julianne Moore, Wyatt Russell, Gary Oldman and Brian Tyree Henry joined the cast.[6][7][8][9] In August 2018, Fred Hechinger and Anthony Mackie joined the cast of the film.[10][11]

Principal photography began on August 6, 2018, in New York City.[12][13] Filming wrapped on October 30, 2018.[14] It was then revealed that producer Scott Rudin had hired Tony Gilroy to do rewrites and write the reshoots, following the film's initial delay from the October 4, 2019 release date.[15]


The Woman in the Window was originally scheduled to be released on October 4, 2019 by 20th Century Fox,[16] but on July 9, 2019, it was delayed, with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures retooling the film after test screenings,[17] and a new release date of May 15, 2020 was set.[18] On March 17, 2020, the film was removed from the release calendar because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the intent to reschedule it for later in 2020.[19] On August 3, 2020, it was announced that Netflix was in final talks to acquire the distribution rights to the film from 20th Century Studios.[20] The film is currently scheduled to be released on May 14, 2021.[21][22][23]

It will be final film released under the Fox 2000 label; as part of the Walt Disney Company's acquisition of 21st Century Fox, the label will be discontinued after the film's release.[24]


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