Deep Water (2020 film)

Deep Water is an upcoming psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne[1], based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, from a screenplay by Zach Helm and Sam Levinson. Starring Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery, and Rachel Blanchard, it marks Lyne's return to filmmaking after an 18 year absence; his last film was Unfaithful (2002). 20th Century Fox will release the film in US on November 13, 2020[2], making it the first erotic film release from Disney since Color of Night (1994).[3][4]

Deep Water
Directed byAdrian Lyne
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based onDeep Water
by Patricia Highsmith
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • November 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)
CountryUnited States


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.



The project began development in 2013, with Adrian Lyne set to direct and Fox 2000 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[5], with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures agreed to handle the distribution via 20th Century Fox label.[6], In October 2019, Tracy Letts and Rachel Blanchard joined the cast of the film.[7]

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.[8][9][10] In December 2019, Michael Braun joined the cast of the film.[11]


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