‘The Woman in the Window’ Marks the End of the Old Hollywood System

The Woman in the Window” is many things.

But this star-studded, twisty Hitchcockian thriller was never intended to debut on May 14 on Netflix with a 40 Metascore.

That was hardly the original plan for this handsome, well-appointed New York whodunit, cast with Oscar perennials like Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, and Julianne Moore, which was targeted for primetime October 4, 2019 release.In many ways, “The Woman in the Window” is a revealing glimpse of studio filmmaking for smart adults that is vanishing into the rearview.

Here’s what we know about what was then — and what is now.Then: Fox 2000 picked up book rights.Elizabeth Gabler, who ran the prestige label Fox 2000 from 2000-2019, is known for chasing top commercial literary properties such as Oscar-winning global hits “The Devil Wears Prada” ($326 million) and “The Life of Pi” ($609 million).

She closed a deal with publisher William Morrow in September 2016 for screen rights to “The Woman in the Window,

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