Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ new film withdrawn from release schedule
Deep Water, an erotic psychological thriller starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, has been pulled from the 20th Century Studios release schedule.
The new film by Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, Deep waters, has been removed from the 20th Century Studios release schedule. Both actors have a bunch of intriguing projects that are set to debut in the near future, including Affleck reprising his role as Bruce Wayne / Batman alongside Michael Keaton in the upcoming DCEU movie, Flash. Fresh out of her role as fan favorite Paloma in No time to die, de Armas will star in the Russo Brothers’ Netflix spy thriller, The gray man, and play one of the most iconic actresses to ever grace the big screen in Blond, a chronicle of the life of Marilyn Monroe.
One project that both actors have on their upcoming list is Deep waters, an erotic psychological thriller based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1957 novel of the same name. With a screenplay by Zach Helm (Stranger than fiction) and Sam Levinson from Euphoria celebrity, the film follows Affleck and de Armas as a couple in an open, loveless marriage who begin to play deadly mind games with each other which soon results in the deaths of the woman’s lovers. After taking almost 20 years of leave since his last film, Unfaithful, Adrian Lyne is back to directing Deep waters. The film’s impressive cast also includes Tracy Letts, Rachel Blanchard, Lil Rel Howery, Finn Wittrock and Jacob Elordi in supporting roles.
Deep waters was slated for release on January 14, 2022, but unfortunately the psychological thriller has just been pulled from the studio’s theatrical release schedule, per The Envelope. Disney manages the film’s distribution through its 20th Century Fox label. At this time, it’s unclear whether the title will be rescheduled at a later date.
This isn’t the first time that Disney has delayed the release of Deep waters, as it was originally slated for release on November 13, 2020. It was first pushed back to August of this year and then again to January 2022, its most recent release date. The COVID-19 pandemic has been cited as the reason for these various setbacks, although it is not known why Deep waters has now been fully removed from the release schedule. Still, it can be assumed that the state of the pandemic box office is the primary motivator.
Affleck and de Armas had a very public break up recently, although it probably had nothing to do with the deployment of their joint flagship vehicle, Deep waters. The director of the film has waited a long time to get back behind the camera, so it’s a shame that his return is now being delayed indefinitely. Lyne has a lot of experience directing erotic 1980s thrillers like 9½ weeks and Fatal attraction, so it will be interesting to see how he updates the genre for today’s audience.
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Source: The envelope
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