FIRST LOOK | Amy Adams and Julianne Moore in new Netflix film, The Woman in the Window

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Amy Adams as Anna Fox in The Woman in the Window. (Photo: Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix)
Amy Adams as Anna Fox in The Woman in the Window. (Photo: Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix)
  • Media from across the globe on Thursday night got a first preview of The Woman in the Window.
  • The Netflix film stars Amy Adams and Julianne Moore and is based on the novel of the same name.
  • The film will release on the streaming service on 14 May and tells the story of a woman who is too scared to leave her house.

Channel24 on Thursday night joined media from across the globe to get a first look at the new Netflix film, The Woman in the Window.

Television presenter Amy Robach moderated the event attended by director Joe Wright and the cast, including Amy Adams, Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, Julianne Moore, and newcomer Fred Hechinger.

The American psychological thriller, based on the 2018 novel of the same name by pseudonymous author A. J. Finn, will be released on Netflix on 14 May 2021.

It tells the story of Anna Fox (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. But what did she really see? The story is packed with shocking secrets and suspenseful twists.

The Woman in the window
The panel discussion for the release of The Woman in the Window trailer. (Photo: Netflix)

"From the moment I received the script, I was fascinated with the idea of diving into the insular experience of Anna," says Amy. "And then in talking to Joe, whom I’ve wanted to work with for a very long time, the way that he viewed Anna as somebody who wanted to examine her anxiety in a way that I had never done before as an actress, and maybe as a human being, just felt like something really different and something that I became very excited to dive into."

Agoraphobia is a fear of entering open or crowded places, of leaving one's own home, or of being in places from which escape is difficult. The film comes during a time when many are trapped in their homes in fear of going outside amid the pandemic.

Amy adds: "Anna is really trapped inside of her house, and as we get to know her through her repetitive routine, we start to see that there’s something that she’s dealing with that feels heavy, something that’s weighing on her. As we meet her, she is spying on her neighbours. She has a very healthy curiosity about people and creates these stories about what everybody's going through around her and lives vicariously through the stories that she sees."

About working with Julianne, Amy says: "Julianne was so wonderful. I’ve met her over the years at different events but to get to sit there with her and just talk. I was so excited to have her on set, not only because she’s an amazing actress, but because she’s such a warm and spontaneous presence, and it was just a breath of fresh air when she was there."


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