Deep Water is an upcoming American erotic thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne, based on the 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, Lil Rel Howery, Finn Wittrock, Jacob Elordi, Kristen Connolly and Dash Mihok appearing in supporting roles, and marks Lyne's return to filmmaking after an 19-year absence since his last film Unfaithful (2002). 20th Century Studios will release the film in the United States on August 13, 2021.
A married couple who’ve fallen out of love with each other begin playing deadly mind games against one another that begins seeing those around them dying.
- Ben Affleck as Vic Van Allen
- Ana de Armas as Melinda Van Allen
- Tracy Letts
- Lil Rel Howery
- Rachel Blanchard
- Dash Mihok
- Jacob Elordi
- Kristen Connolly
- Jade Fernandez
- Finn Wittrock
- Michael Braun as Jeff Peterson
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, with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures agreed to handle the distribution via their 20th Century Fox label. In October 2019, Tracy Letts and Rachel Blanchard joined the cast of the film.
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. In December 2019, Michael Braun joined the cast of the film.
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