Netflix has debuted a brand new trailer for the upcoming suspenseful psychological thriller from filmmaker Joe Wright, ‘The Woman in the Window’.
Based on the gripping, best-selling novel and adapted by Tracy Letts, the film follows Anna Fox, played by Amy Adams, an agoraphobic child psychologist who finds herself keeping tabs on the picture-perfect family across the street through the windows of her New York City brownstone. Her life is turned upside down when she inadvertently witnesses a brutal crime.
To celebrate the release of the trailer, Netflix held a special Q&A with director Joe Wright and cast members Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Wyatt Russell, Anthony Mackie and Fred Hechinger and they had a few things to say on the subject of the film and its making.
Amy Adams stated; “I also really loved how we looked at Anna and how she was someone that was struggling with so much darkness and a lot of shame and a lot of secrets. It was just a really interesting approach to the thriller, I was really excited, I hadn’t done anything like it before it was something I was happy to dive into”.
The trailer depicts Adam’s character as an unhinged woman, terrified to leave the confines of her brownstone home. Then she witnesses the supposed murder of a neighbour and her whole life spirals out of control as one person after another makes out what she saw was all a figment of her own imagination.
Director Joe Wright said; “I was interested in the idea we all create our own reality, I found that fascinating. I liked the idea that the whole film is basically set in one house, little did I know that we would all be stuck in our homes at the time. I liked the idea of the minimalism of that, the idea that I would have to try and create this film that feels very cinematic within the confines of a single location”.
Having been filmed pre-pandemic, just from the trailer alone, everyone can identify with the madness that begins to infest your brain from being couped up indoors for way too long. Whilst Mackie felt like he had turned into the “dude in the window”, his “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier co-star” revealed he hardly leaves his basement.
“I feel like for most of the pandemic I’ve definitely been the dude in the window looking out at my neighbours. It’s interesting because I have a lot of neighbours and we are all doing the thing where we are all yelling at each other over the fence. We’ve all had our moments of being irrational and not altogether stable, it’s definitely taken a personal charge for me after the past year of my life”. Mackie said.
“I’m sort of the guy who leaves in his basement most of the time anyway. So when the pandemic hit for me it was like Oh right, now everyone knows how I feel most of the time”. Russell commented, “It will definitely resonate with people who had an issue when things shut down, a lot of people will connect with it”.
Considering both Amy Adams and Julianne Moore are titans of modern-day cinema, these two thespians had never worked together until now. Moore couldn’t be any more thrilled to have spent time watching Adams command the whole production.
“It was great to have intimate scenes like that, I loved the fact that my character, as mysterious as she is, has this genuine connection to this woman. You see the two of them communicating and having an experience together. For me, it was just a dream, the way she anchors this entire film, she carries the whole thing with so much emotion, so much truth, so much tension, she’s a model to watch” said Moore.
Directed by Wright, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeanine Serralles, Mariah Bozeman, and Julianne Moore also star
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The film releases globally on Netflix on May 14. Trailer time.