Deep Water has gone ashore.
Disney introduced Thursday that the erotic thriller starring erstwhile energy couple Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas has been pulled from the corporate’s theatrical release schedule. Disney’s twentieth Century Studios label (previously twentieth Century Fox) was initially slated to launch the movie Jan. 14, 2022. The studio declined to touch upon the scheduling change.
The primary movie in nearly twenty years by Deadly Attraction director Adrian Lyne, Deep Water relies on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, the writer of Strangers on a Practice and The Proficient Mr. Ripley. Deep Water would have joined these works in being tailored to movie, with a script by Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) and Sam Levinson (Euphoria).
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas | Credit score: Amy Sussman/Getty Photos; Samir Hussein/WireImage
Lyne’s final theatrical release was one other erotic thriller, 2002’s Untrue, which introduced Diane Lane a Greatest Actress Oscar nomination.
Affleck and de Armas play Vic and Melinda Van Allen in Deep Water, two individuals in a loveless marriage staving off divorce by agreeing to let Melinda take lovers. Nonetheless, issues take a darkish flip when her lovers’ our bodies begin piling up and Vic is the principle suspect. The solid additionally contains Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery, Rachel Blanchard, Jacob Elordi, and Finn Wittrock.
Deep Water was beforehand tailored in 1981 by French director Michel Deville, as Eaux Profondes, with Jean-Louis Trintignant as Vic and Isabelle Huppert as Melinda. It was tailored once more in 1983 as a two-part German telefilm.
Buzz round Lyne’s tackle Deep Water grew particularly loud in March 2020 when Affleck and de Armas began relationship after assembly on set. They broke up in January.
For now, the destiny of Deep Water stays murky.