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Disney’s The Woman in the Window heads to Netflix

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The Woman in the Window is in the process of heading from Disney to Netflix.

The psychological suspense thriller, directed by Joe Wright, follows an agoraphobic child psychologist who befriends a neighbour across the street from her New York City brownstone – only to see her own life turned upside down when the woman disappears and she suspects foul play. Written by Tracy Letts’ screenplay, based on the bestselling novel by AJ Finn.

The cast includes Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Julianne Moore. With Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Anthony Katagas producing, it’s no surprise that the splashy, star-studded project has become a high-profile title since its release was delayed from last year – putting it squarely in the path of coronavirus disruption this spring.

Disney acquired the project when it snapped up Fox, but it promptly closed the Fox 2000 arm of the company to focus instead on family-friendly fare. That means the finished film now joins such titles as Tom Hanks’ Greyhound and Paramount’s The Lovebirds, completed movies that can’t be released in cinemas – or would face a crowded marketplace if it was in the future – but can be sold to streaming services to generate some revenue.

And so, with Disney also wanting to part ways with a project that’s not suited to its brand, Deadline reports that Netflix is in final negotiations to acquire The Woman in the Window for a global online release.

There is no word yet on a release date or official confirmation from Netflix. But until then, here’s the trailer from the film’s Fox days:

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