Just give Amy Adams the Oscar already.
The new trailer for thriller The Woman in the Window is packed with stars (Julianne Moore! Jennifer Jason Leigh! Gary Oldman!) and drama.
It shows Adams as an agoraphobic woman, unable to leave her apartment, who sees something sinister going on with her neighbour. With haunting music and the appearance of a mystery woman (Leigh), the clip is downright creepy.
Within hours, fans were calling for Adams to win the Academy Award for her part in the dark film.
me in 2021 after Amy Adams wins her overdue Academy Award for The Woman in the Window pic.twitter.com/pAS305zqqg
— E ⛄️ (@boyntonreadings) December 19, 2019
AMY ADAMS OSCAR 2021 CAMPAIGN STARTS NOW pic.twitter.com/K7k6mPtGQb
— gillian (@camillespreaker) December 19, 2019
Adams has been nominated for the Best Actress award once, for 2013’s American Hustle, and she’s received five nods for Best Supporting Actress. She was recognised for her work in Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter, The Master and Vice.
Aside from Adams and Moore, the name Alfred Hitchcock, a director known for his psychological thrillers, came up the most in reactions to the trailer. Hitchcock’s 1954 movie Rear Window has a similar premise to The Woman in the Window, as it’s about a man (Jimmy Stewart) left holed up in his apartment because of an injury. His character, too, sees something amiss out of his window.
amy adams could make rear window work but jimmy stewart couldn't make the woman in the window work. pic.twitter.com/MbY8JWV0Kk
— 🔥🖼 stephanie 🖼🔥🥀 (@spierster) December 19, 2019
The new movie, from Atonement director Joe Wright, also sparked comparisons to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, two other recent thrillers adapted from books. Writer A.J. Finn published the novel, which was his first, in 2018.
the woman in the window finally going to complete the trilogy that gone girl and the girl on the train started YUP YUP YUP pic.twitter.com/RdspggJW3k
— lucy (@letterboxdlucy) December 19, 2019
gone girl, the girl on the train & the woman in the window are the holy trinity
— bombshell today🌸 (@bluntscomer) December 19, 2019
I’ve been looking forward for this film adaption since I finished the book earlier this year. Believe me when I say the trailer doesn’t even scrape the surface of all the twists and turns Woman In The Window encompasses. https://t.co/2D2pcaz4Ax
— EMOTRON (@emgrinz) December 19, 2019
Will Adams’s performance in the actual movie earn rave reviews? The Woman in the Window arrives in cinemas on 15 May, 2020.