In a surprise decision in the immediate wake of its acquisition of 20th Century Fox, Disney Studios is shutting down the Fox 2000 division.
The group has championed mid-range releases and underserved demographics, and indications were it was going to remain intact after the merger even if its content was likely to be shuffled more towards Disney+ and Hulu.
The division has also produced numerous critical and/or commercial hits in recent years including “Hidden Figures,” “Life of Pi,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Love, Simon,” and “The Hate U Give”.
Joe Wright’s “The Woman in the Window” starring Amy Adams and Gary Oldman will be the final film released by the label when it arrives in cinemas in October. The news follows a day of departures at Fox as numerous execs have been given their marching orders.
Source: The Wrap