The Woman in the Window Delayed

Disney is still sifting through the movies they acquired in the purchase of 20th Century Fox. While some projects, like Wes Ball’s adaptation of the fantasy adventure The Mouse Guard, have been set aside by the House of Mouse, others are in the midst of moving towards a release. However, one of those projects need to be retooled a bit before it’s ready for audiences.

The Woman in the Window is an adaptation of A.J. Finn’s best-selling novel of the same name that Fox 2000 had been working on before Disney bought Fox. The film is an adult thriller directed by Joe Wright (Atonement) and starring Amy Adams that had been positioned as a possible awards contender with a release set for this fall. But apparently early test screenings confused audiences too much, and now the movie will undergo reshoots to make the central mystery easier to understand. But that means Fox/Disney have opted to delay The Woman in the Window until 2020. Read More »

in the garden of beasts movie

Joe Wright is heading back to World War II for his next project. The director of the Oscar-winning Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour is in talks to helm In the Garden of Beasts, based on the book of the same name by Devil in the White City author Erik Larson. The story follows a mild-mannered Chicago professor who becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany on the cusp of World War II.

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woman in the window cast

Oh, to be a fly on the window of the Woman in the Window casting department. Because Joe Wright‘s upcoming drama is looking to have the most stacked cast on this side of Ocean’s 8.

Based on the A.J. Finn bestseller of the same name, Woman in the Window already stars Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, and Gary Oldman. And with Anthony Mackie now on board, Woman in the Window may break the trend of subpar Gone Girl-inspired thrillers.

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casting bits

A whole bunch of casting news happened this week, and we went ahead and rounded it all up for you in one spot. You’re welcome! In this edition of Casting Bits:

  • Ben Affleck and more join Anne Hathaway in Dee Rees new movie The Last Thing He Wanted.
  • Julianne Moore will co-star with Amy Adams in The Woman in the Window.
  • Ralph Fiennes will star in Terry Gilliam‘s Mr. Vertigo.
  • Rosario Dawson takes the lead in USA Network pilot Briarpatch.
  • Michael C. Hall, Cleopatra Coleman, and Bokeem Woodbine will appear in the Netflix drama In The Shadow of the Moon.
  • Quentin Tarantino has added even more people to his never-ending Once Upon a Time in Hollywood cast.

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Fox has set some new release dates for two of their films: the stylish Bad Times at the El Royale, and the Amy Adams-starring The Woman in the WindowBad Times has moved back a week, and Woman in the Window will arrive in October 2019.

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woman in the window movie

Amy Adams and Joe Wright are teaming for an adaptation of A. J. Finn‘s novel The Woman in the Window. Adams will play a recluse who spies on her neighbors, and who one days witnesses something she shouldn’t. More on the Woman in the Window movie below.

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the woman in the window

Fresh off his Oscar-nominated World War II movie Darkest HourJoe Wright has already found his next project. Wright is directing an adaptation of The Woman in the Window, a psychological thriller about a reclusive woman who witnesses something she shouldn’t.

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Frank Oz

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, check out a whole slew of Easter eggs and references you might have missed in the latest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Plus, watch an interview with Yoda puppeteer and voice actor Frank Oz and other puppeteers as they remember Jim Henson, and listen to director Joe Wright break down a scene from the Best Picture nominated Darkest Hour. Read More »

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, The Holly wood Reporter hosted their annual rountable discussion with the directors who have been buzzed about this awards season. Plus, watch a video showing how insane it is that cinematographer Roger Deakins has been nominated for 14 Oscars and hasn’t won a single one. And see what Quentin Tarantino‘s Star Trek might look like. Read More »

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Joe Wright interview

Joe Wright has been subverting expectations since he made his feature directorial debut with Pride & Prejudice. With his period dramas and adaptations, unlike many others of their kind, the word “stuffy” is not applicable. Even in his newest film, Darkest Hour, the camera has a sense of freedom in a movie that consists mostly of dialogue-heavy interior scenes.

After making the biggest film of his career, Pan, and his lush adaptation of Anna Karenina, Wright wanted to “go back to basics a little bit,” as he recently told us. The filmmaker, who was his typical personable self as he rolled and smoked a fine-smelling cigarette outside on a nice and breezy day, also had plenty more to say about Gary Oldman‘s transformative work as Winston Churchill, his love of a good close-up, and more.

Below, check out our Joe Wright interview.

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