Disney has pushed back the release of Amy Adams’ latest film and demanded reshoots.
The Woman in the Window is the final movie produced by Fox 2000, before the studio closes its doors, but test audiences were reportedly left confused by the plot.
Disney, who acquired 20th Century Fox in March, has decided to rejig the adaptation of A.J. Finn’s best-selling 2018 novel and move its release date to 2020.
“The looming date change comes as the Burbank studio is digesting Fox’s slate, troubleshooting on the films it inherited and setting a fall awards strategy,” claims The Hollywood Reporter.
“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.”
The film tells the story of agoraphobic Dr. Anna Fox (Adams), who witnesses something she shouldn't while keeping tabs on the Russell family, a seemingly picture perfect clan that lives across the way.
Joe Wright is at the helm of the film and reportedly plans on shooting another five days with Adams after she completes work on Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy.
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“We’re dealing with a complex novel,” Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler said of the film. “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.”
Gabler will continue on as a consultant at Disney after Fox 2000 closes for good.
Disney will release the studio’s penultimate film, The Art of Racing in the Rain, on August, as well as James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari (November 19), Fox Searchlight’s Taika Waititi satire Jojo Rabbit (October 18), and the Terrence Malick drama A Hidden Life (December 13).