A. J. Finn’s debut novel, The Woman in the Window, released January of this year, is becoming a movie. The psychological thriller tells the story of an agoraphobic child psychologist, Anna Fox, who, not being able to leave her house most of the time, has developed some disturbing habits. One of which involves utilizing her Nikon D5500 to peer into neighbors houses. Eventually she witnesses a crime which leads to debating whether she should call the police or remain silent. The story plays out with twists and turns, making us question what is real and what isn’t.
The best-seller has conjured up a lot reviews from pretty big names. Stephen King calls it “unputdownable.” If the story isn’t captivating enough for you, Anna Fox will be played by Amy Adams. I am sure we will get an extremely credible performance from Adams who has also recently been cast in HBO’s upcoming Sharp Objects.
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If no one else is excited for this film adaptation, I am. Growing up we also had a one-woman neighborhood watch, so it will be interesting to see a portrayal of how someone like that thinks and lives on the big screen. There is no release date yet.
It has been confirmed that the script is nearly ready for the sequel to Disney’s wonderful half-cartoon, half-live-action Enchanted, cleverly entitled Disenchanted. Director Alan Shankman has said that the story will follow Gisele as she has grown disenchanted with life in real-world New York City. “The fundamental story has changed a little bit, but not from the base story of it. It’s about Giselle 10 years later going, ‘What is happily ever after?'”
This alarms me. I don’t want a ‘gritty,’ sad version of the unapologetically joyful, fairy tale-inspired first film. The last thing I need is to see is a morose, disheartened Giselle. I couldn’t bare it. THE WORLD IS BLEAK ENOUGH. Although apparently this film will feature as much animation as its predecessor, as well as, Shankman promises, even more music. “There’s a lot more songs this time than there were in the original,” he ensures us, “at least in the planning phase right now.” Well it better stay that way, Shankman. There is enough misery and woe in the world right now. We do not need additional misery and woe.
Recently, when asked on The Graham Norton Show if she would reprise her role, Adams said, “They’ve got a director and they are developing a script. I’m hoping I am in it. I’m not going to let anyone else play Giselle!”
Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects is coming to HBO in an eight-part miniseries and we’ve got our first look! Get your first look at Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly here.
Flynn wrote the screenplay for David Fincher’s 2014 Gone Girl adaptation, for which she won a Critics’ Choice Award. She has co-written the script for Sharp Objects alongside Marti Noxon (UnREAL). The series will be directed by Big Little Lies showrunner Jean-Marc Vallée.
Amy Adams stars as Camille Preaker and Patricia Clarkson plays her mother, Adora. Adams and Clarkson can essentially do no wrong, so their performances alone are worth the space on your DVR. But also it’s another female-led crime thriller from Vallée. You have reason to get hyped! To top it all off, the wait isn’t too long. Sharp Objects is set to premiere on HBO this summer.
Here is the book’s summary, courtesy of the publisher:
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.