The big hook of Deep Water was supposed to be the pairing of Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, the celeb couple having met and fallen in love-ish on the set of the erotic thriller. Well, there have been so many delays, whether due to COVID or 20th Century Studios getting a bit skittish, that the super-couple are super split-up and have moved on already. But the movie is still comin’ out, now on Hulu, in just a couple of weeks.
Based on the Patricia Highsmith novel and directed by erotic thriller master, Adrian Lyne, Deep Water follows a seemingly perfect married couple and the dangerous mind games they play on one another that lead to murder.
Also in the cast are Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery, Finn Wittrock, Dash Mihok, Jacob Elordi, Kristen Connolly, Rachel Blanchard, Jade Fernandez, Michael Braun, Grace Jenkins, Brendan C. Miller, and Devyn Tyler.
The film marks Lyne’s first feature since 2002’s Unfaithful. After two decades away he’s fallen right back into his comfort zone, but will Deep Water have the same impact as films such as Indecent Proposal, Lolita, and Fatal Attraction?
Deep Water hits Hulu on March 18th.
Based on the celebrated novel by famed mystery writer Patricia Highsmith (“The Talented Mr. Ripley”), “Deep Water” takes us inside the marriage of picture-perfect Vic (Ben Affleck) and Melinda (Ana de Armas) Van Allen to discover the dangerous mind games they play and what happens to the people that get caught up in them.