Deep Water: Release Date, Cast, And More

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"Deep Water" has earned itself quite a reputation over the past year, and somehow we have yet to see a single piece of footage. This upcoming steamy thriller is building anticipation like no other, with everyone dying to see the onscreen chemistry between Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck. So if the wait is starting to get to you, keep scrolling. Here's everything you need to know about "Deep Water."

Deep Water Release Date and Where To Watch

"Deep Water" is yet another exciting title delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If not for Hollywood delays and production shutdowns, the film would have arrived in theaters back in November 2020. It was eventually pushed to August 13, 2021 before finally arriving at its current release date. Now, "Deep Water" is slated for theatrical release on January 14, 2022.

What is Deep Water?

"Deep Water" is an erotic psychological thriller about a couple stuck in a loveless marriage that drives them to take pleasure in deadly mind games. But what begins as a way to spark life into their marriage quickly derails as people around them begin dying. 

The story comes from a Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, a fact that's sure to ignite the interest of most film fans. Highsmith's novels have led to quite a few stunning adaptations, including Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train," the creepy Matt Damon vehicle "The Talented Mr. Ripley," and the romantic Todd Haynes dramas, "Carol." With its surefire source material, a talented team and a star-studded cast, hopes for "Deep Water" are running high.

Deep Water Cast

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas star as the dangerous married couple at the film's center, Vic and Melinda Van Allen. Affleck has an exciting couople of films coming up, including this, "The Last Duel," and "The Tender Bar. For de Armas, this role sees her riding the wave of her breakout performance in "Knives Out," adding to her promising list of upcoming performances. She's also set to star in the long-awaited Bond film, "No Time To Die," the Russo Brothers thriller "The Gray Man" and will fill the role of Marilyn Monroe in Netflix's "Blonde."

Also starring in "Deep Water" is Tracy Letts ("Homeland," "Lady Bird"), Rachel Blanchard ("Fargo"), Lil Rel Howery ("Free Guy," "Get Out"), Finn Wittrock ("American Horror Story"), Jacob Elordi ("Euphoria"), Dash Mihok ("Ray Donovan"), and Kristen Connolly ("House of Cards," "The Cabin in the Woods").

Deep Water Director, Writer, and More

The story of "Deep Water" is based on a Patricia Highwater novel of the same name, adapted for the screen by "Euphoria" creator Sam Levinson and "Stranger Than Fiction" writer Zach Helm. Director Adrian Lyne makes his comeback with this erotic thriller, marking his first film since 2002's "Unfaithful." Lyne is also the filmmaker behind "Fatal Attraction" and "Indecent Proposal," making "Deep Water" a fitting new project for him.

Deep Water Synopsis

We have yet to receive a trailer for "Deep Water" or even an official synopsis. But if you're still looking for info, here's the synopsis of Highsmith's novel:

In Deep Water, set in the quiet, small town of Little Wesley, Patricia Highsmith has created a vicious and suspenseful tale of love gone sour. Vic and Melinda Van Allen's loveless marriage is held together only by a precarious arrangement whereby, in order to avoid the messiness of divorce, Melinda is allowed to take any number of lovers as long as she does not desert her family. Eventually, Vic can no longer suppress his jealousy and tries to win back his wife by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder―one that soon comes true. In this complex portrayal of a dangerous psychosis emerging in the most unlikely of places, Highsmith examines the chilling reality behind the idyllic facade of American suburban life.