The trailer for Amy Adams’ new movie “The Woman in the Window” just came out and Alfred Hitchcock fans may have noticed some familiar sights. The film, which features a woman locked away in her house, bears a strong resemblance to a certain Hitchock classic.

“The Woman in the Window” trailer starts with Adams addressing some kind of camera, explaining her anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, the fear of leaving your home or the fear of being trapped in a public setting.

“I can’t go outside,” Adams’ character says as she’s nearly collapsing next to her front door in panic after an encounter with what appears to be trick-or-treaters.

The next scene shows her staring out the window at her neighbor’s house, a neighbor initially introduced as Julianne Moore’s character -- only later to be Jennifer Jason Leigh’s character in what must be a mind-bending plot. This visual is where the similarities between this film and one of Hitchcock’s most famous works comes into play.

“Rear Window” follows a similar plot, where a man confined to his home (due to a broken leg, rather than crippling social anxiety) witnesses a murder across the street from his rear window. The voyeuristic groundbreaking film, released in 1954, has a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and received four Academy Award nominations. It’s also number 42 on AFI’s top 100 best movies list.

After the “Rear Window” protagonist, played by James Stewart, witnesses the violent act, he is forced to take matters into his own hands, confined to a wheelchair and his apartment. That’s where the two stories diverge a bit, as Adams' character in “Woman in the Window” is seen outside her apartment, having an apparent knife fight that’s either with an apparition or a hallucination.

As Moore’s character points out to Adams, she really shouldn’t be taking her meds with alcohol. That’s when the trailer hints this murder mystery is a little more than that, adding elements of mind-bending psychological drama more prevalent in modern movies than the Hitchcock era. Yet, Adams’ character works to uncover the mystery of what happened to that woman that seemed to vanish out of existence, following her seeming terrible demise.

While many on social media have been quick to point out the similarities between the two films since “The Woman in the Window” trailer released on Thursday, it is worth noting that the Adams movie is based on a book of the same name by A. J Finn. However, comparisons between the two projects have been recognized for quite some time. In a 2018 review, The New York Times noted the story "starts out with a 'Rear Window' setup."

Fans will have to wait to see the true similarities when “The Woman in the Window” releases in theaters on May 15.

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Amy Adams attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Jan. 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images