Julianne Moore is currently in talks to jump on board The Darkest Hour director  Joe Wright’s thriller, The Woman in the Window.

In the adaptation of A.J. Finn’s book, Moore would take on the role of the mother of a mysterious young boy who moves in across the street. Arrival’s Amy Adams is portraying a child psychologist with severe agoraphobia (and a penchant for mixing alcohol with her medication) who hasn’t left her house in months. The woman believes she witnessed a horrible crime involving a new neighbouring family but no one, including the police, will believe her.

The story, which is a nod to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, is adapted by Tracy Letts. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing the pic. Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva are overseeing for Fox 2000.

Also in the news – Ralph Fiennes to take the lead in Terry Gilliam’s Mr Vertigo

The official book synopsis reads; It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.

Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.

But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?

Moore was last seen in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Her upcoming projects include Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria, Paul Weitz’s Bel Canto and Bart Freundlich’s After the Wedding opposite Michelle Williams and Billy Crudup.