Re: The Woman in the Window (2020)
Posted: July 9th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Yikes.Ace wrote: ↑July 9th, 2019, 7:09 pmAmy Adams' 'Woman in the Window' to Move to 2020 as Disney Retools the Fox Film
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/n ... ssion=trueThe final movie from the shuttering Fox 2000 division, an adaptation of a hit book from producer Scott Rudin, will get reshoots after test screenings revealed audiences were confused.
Disney — which acquired the Fox film empire in March — will move Woman in the Window out of 2019 and retool the movie, including reshoots, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The looming date change comes as the Burbank studio is digesting Fox’s slate, trouble-shooting on the films it inherited and setting a fall awards strategy.
A twisty mystery with a third act reveal and large chunks set inside the mind of Adams’ depressed character, The Woman in the Window has proven a challenging adaptation for director Joe Wright and producer Scott Rudin. Multiple sources tell THR the thriller, which also stars Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore and which Tracy Letts adapted for the screen, confused early test audiences.
Wright plans to shoot five days of pickup shots in August, after Adams finishes making Hillbilly Elegy, a Ron Howard movie for Netflix.
“We’re dealing with a complex novel,” says Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, who is departing the studio imminently but will remain as a consultant on the film for Disney until The Woman in the Window’s release. “We tested the movie really early for that very reason. We wanted to make it better, and we’ve had Disney’s full support in doing that.”