Entertainment Movies Amy Adams' 'The Woman in the Window' to Get Netflix Release After Multiple Delays The Woman in the Window will be available to stream on Netflix in the first half of 2021 By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 8, 2021 10:55 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: 20th Century Studios The Woman in the Window is getting a Netflix release. After numerous delays, the Amy Adams-led thriller, based on the 2018 book of the same name by A.J. Finn, will be coming to the streaming service sometime in the first half of 2021, Entertainment Weekly reports. Originally intended to open in theaters last May (and in October 2019 before that), Netflix purchased the film from Disney in August, according to EW. Adams, 46, plays reclusive shut-in Anna Fox, the protagonist struggling with her agoraphobia as she dreads stepping outside her multi-level New York City brownstone apartment. Striking up a peculiar friendship with neighbor Jane Russell (played by a blonde Julianne Moore), the woman prone to panic attacks soon witnesses what she thinks was Jane's murder. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Amy Adams Stars as Julianne Moore's Terrified Agoraphobic Neighbor in Thrilling Woman in the Window First Trailer Things get even more unusual when Gary Oldman, playing the man thought to be Jane's husband, introduces a distraught Fox to a completely different woman claiming to be Jane, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh. "Don't go looking into other people's houses — you won't like what you see," actress Liza Colón-Zayas said in voiceover in the preview last December, setting up a voyeuristic tale in the vein of 1954's Rear Window. The film also stars Wyatt Russell, Anthony Mackie and Brian Tyree Henry, the latter as a skeptical detective on the case. Written for the screen by playwright Tracy Letts, who also costars in the film, The Woman in the Window is one of the leftover 20th Century Fox projects delayed during Disney's acquisition of the movie-making company in March. RELATED VIDEO: Patricia Clarkson Discusses Friendship with Sharp Objects Co-Star Amy Adams Speaking with EW, the movie's director, Joe Wright (Atonement), said of the long process of making the film that included reshoots, "There were some plot points that people found a bit confusing — I would say possibly too opaque maybe." "So we had to go back and clarify certain points, but I think also we tried to make sure we didn't oversimplify anything and make things too clear," he added. "There's an enjoyment in not knowing what's going on, but at the same time, you have to give the audience something to hold on to — you have to lead them through the labyrinth of mystery and fear." Despite the setbacks, Wright, 48, told EW he is "very interested to see how people respond to the film and I can't wait for its release." "What I hope people will take away from this is a sense that our own fears can incarcerate us," the filmmaker added. "And this is a story about a woman who manages to overcome her own fears, and leave them behind her."