Thriller "The Woman in the Window," starring Amy Adams as an agoraphobic child psychologist who witnesses a crime, was just bumped from its awards-friendly October 4, 2019 release date to sometime next year.
Based on the best-selling 2018 novel by A.J. Finn, the twisty thriller did not test well with audiences, who found it too confusing.
The film from "Atonement" director Joe Wright is now getting "retooled" with additional reshoots. But since Adams is busy filming "Hillbilly Elegy" for Ron Howard, those reshoots will have to wait.
"The Woman in the Window" was the final movie from Fox 2000, the division that turned out award-winning hits including "Hidden Figures" and "Life of Pi." It was shut down earlier this year after Fox's merger with Disney.
Wright plans to shoot five days of pickup shots next month.
"We're dealing with a complex novel," says Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, who is staying on as a consultant on the film until its 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."
Adams is a six-time Oscar nominee who has yet to win. Looks like "The Woman in the Window" might not be the film to get her one.