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Gary Oldman and Joe Wright attend the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 3, 2018. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival )

Director Joe Wright is just coming off directing Gary Oldman in 2017’s Darkest Hour, which won Oldman an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role. How do you follow THAT?

Wright is now set to direct the film adaptation of A.J. Finn‘s novel The Woman in the Window, reports Variety.

Finn’s novel just published this January, debuting in the No. 1 spot on The New York Times bestseller list. That is a pretty quick turnaround for a book to go from shelves to the big screen. So, what makes this story so intriguing?

The Woman in the Window revolves around… a woman in a window. Fancy that! Protagonist Dr. Anna Fox — a former child psychiatrist and current agoraphobic — spends her days in her NYC townhouse drinking and watching old movies. She also watches her neighbors, obsessively…

When a new family moves in across the street, Dr. Fox witnesses an unsettling event… at least she thinks she saw something.

Oooheee, we’re hooked!

And, it’s not just us. Readers of the book cannot get enough, sharing their rave reviews on social media:

These are just some of the latest tweets from fans, but we’re getting that the general consensus is: you won’t want to put it down.

If you want to dive deeper into the storyline, you can check out this review from The New York Times.

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) will be writing the screenplay.

Any suggestions on who should play Dr. Anna Fox (she’s in her late thirties)? 

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By Brigid Brown