Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ Deep Water Trailer Released
The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox brought a number of exciting opportunities, primarily with respect to its impressive roster of characters, but one downside was that the largely family-owned company found itself in own films in the erotic thriller subgenre. , causing release complications. Now that the next movie deep waters, starring Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck, is confirmed to get a release on Hulu, a trailer has been unveiled to build excitement for the project. Check out the trailer for deep waters below before landing on Hulu on March 18.
Based on the famous novel by acclaimed novelist Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley), deep waters takes us inside Vic (Affleck) and Melinda (de Armas) Van Allen’s perfect marriage to uncover the dangerous mind games they play and what happens to the people who end up in them.
deep waters was directed by Adrian Lyne from a script by Zach Helm and Sam Levinson. The film also stars Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery, Dash Mihok, Finn Wittrock, Kristen Connolly, Jacob Elordi, Rachel Blanchard, Michael Braun, Jade Fernandez, Grace Jenkins, Brendan C. Miller, Devyn Tyler, and Jeff Pope.
deep waters is just one of many movies that have struggled to find a release in recent years, as it was originally slated for a theatrical release in 2020, with the coronavirus pandemic completely upending the entire theatrical release slate in recent years. . The mature subject matter also didn’t entirely fit the Disney brand, with 20th Century Studios and Hulu allowing The Walt Disney Company to circumvent brand challenges.
This new film marks Lyne’s first return to directing since 2002. Unfaithful. Despite stopping erotic thrillers gaining major releases, Lyne has already garnered acclaim in space thanks to films like Fatal attraction, Indecent Proposaland lolita.
Last year, Amazon Prime Video released the erotic thriller The Voyeurswith Michael Mohan explaining why studios avoided such projects.
“I signed up. I did, because I think there’s this last kind of erotic thriller that’s been mysteriously missing since 2006,” Mohan told ComicBook.com as he expanded on the shocking storyline. “I think the last good was maybe Unfaithful, which was just as visceral as ours, and Oscar-nominated, and made a ton of money. It was a total mystery to me why they ceased to exist. No good art comes from a place of fear, and I think me, Sydney and the whole cast were fearless.”
As for why this genre of erotic thrillers has declined, Mohan speculated, “I think some of these movies haven’t stood the test of time. I think in 2021, if an audience is going to see a scene of intimacy, the way you can enjoy it is knowing that the performers involved had ironclad agency and consent. I think, over the last 10 years, I think we have now been able to solve this problem with the advent of intimacy coordinators. I think, on this movie, what we wanted to do is we didn’t just want to adhere to standards of intimacy, we wanted to set a new bar. I don’t know if that explains why [erotic thrillers] no longer exist. I don’t really know the answer to that question, but I know we’re actively trying to bring it back to a modern audience.”
deep waters debuts on Hulu on March 18.
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