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The film adaptation of A.J. Finn‘s hit novel Woman in the Window is in pre-production, and we’ve just learned that Gary Oldman will star opposite its lead, Amy Adams (Sharp Objects).

We reported Adams’ casting a few months back, and now Variety has confirmed that Oldman will co-star in the thriller. This will, of course, reunite him with the film’s director, Joe Wright. Oldman played Winston Churchill in Wright’s 2017 biopic, Darkest Hour.

The 2018 novel Woman in the Window revolves around former child psychiatrist, Dr. Anna Fox (Adams). Now, she’s agoraphobic, never leaving her NYC townhouse, where she drinks and watches old movies.

Dr. Fox also passes time obsessively monitoring her neighbors from a window. When a new family moves in across the street — the father will be played by Oldman — she has new material to fixate on. She witnesses an unsettling event, or so she thinks, but it could also be a figment of her imagination.

Check out the trailer for the book, which includes the line: “It isn’t paranoia, if it really is happening.”

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

Also, the British bookseller Waterstones’ Naomi Novik has posted a video blog review of this “cracking read.”

And according to Parade, Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn would like to get to know Dr. Fox a bit more, saying she’d split a bottle of wine with her, “Maybe two bottles. I’ve got a lot of questions for her.”

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

You can look for Oldman in Hunter Killer (October 2018), co-starring Gerard Butler. He’s also signed on to for The Laundromat, opposite Meryl Streep and Antonio Banderas.

Woman in the Window will hit theaters on October 26 this year.

Is this dream team going to pull off another success? 

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By Brigid Brown