Deep Water (2022 film)

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Deep Water
Directed byAdrian Lyne
Screenplay by
Based onDeep Water
by Patricia Highsmith
Produced by
CinematographyEigil Bryld[1]
Music byMarcelo Zarvos
Distributed by20th Century Studios
CountryUnited States
Budget$48.9 million[2]

Deep Water is an upcoming American erotic psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne,[3] based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, from a screenplay by Zach Helm and Sam Levinson. The film stars Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, with Tracy Letts, Rachel Blanchard, and Lil Rel Howery appearing in supporting roles, and marks Lyne's return to filmmaking after a 20-year absence since his last film Unfaithful (2002).


A married couple who have fallen out of love with each other begin playing deadly mind games against one another that begin seeing those around them dying.



The project began development in 2013, with Adrian Lyne set to direct and Fox 2000 Pictures set to finance. Fox 2000 sold the rights to New Regency in 2018. In August 2019, the project saw new developments; Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas agreed to star,[3] with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures agreeing to handle the distribution via their 20th Century Fox label.[4] In October 2019, Tracy Letts and Rachel Blanchard joined the cast of the film.[5]

Filming began in New Orleans on November 4, 2019, with the additions of Dash Mihok, Lil Rel Howery, Jacob Elordi, Kristen Connolly, Jade Fernandez and Finn Wittrock to the cast.[6][7][8] In December 2019, Michael Braun joined the cast of the film.[9]


Deep Water was originally scheduled to be released on November 13, 2020,[4] but was delayed to August 13, 2021,[10] and again to January 14, 2022.[11] On December 9, 2021, it was taken off the release schedule.[12] However, on December 13, 2021, it was reported that the film may move to a Hulu exclusive release in the United States and Amazon Prime Video exclusive release internationally.[13]


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  7. ^ Wiseman, Andreas; N'Duka, Amanda (November 14, 2019). "'Deep Water': Lil Rel Howery, Jacob Elordi & Dash Mihok Among Cast To Join Ben Affleck & Ana De Armas In Adrian Lyne Thriller, Cameras Roll". Deadline Hollywood. Los Angeles, California: Penske Media Corporation.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (November 25, 2019). "Finn Wittrock Cast In New Regency Thriller 'Deep Water' Starring Ben Affleck". Deadline Hollywood. Los Angeles, California: Penske Media Corporation.
  9. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (December 13, 2019). "Lodric D. Collins To Play Smokey Robinson In Aretha Franklin Biopic 'Respect'; Vincent Pastore Joins 'The Birthday Cake'; Michael Braun In 'Deep Water'". Deadline Hollywood. Los Angeles, California: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  10. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (September 23, 2020). "'Black Widow' Jumps To Summer 2021 Spurring Marvel Pics Release Date Shift; 'West Side Story' Delayed A Year; 'Soul' Stays Theatrical". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
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  12. ^ Welk, Brian (December 9, 2021). "'Deep Water' With Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Pulled From Theatrical Release". TheWrap. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  13. ^ Palmer, Roger (December 13, 2021). ""Deep Water" Moving To Hulu". What's on Disney Plus. Retrieved December 13, 2021.

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