Some marriages breed disaster.


Based on the novel of the same name by beloved writer Patricia Highsmith, Deep Water is an erotic psychological thriller that marks director Adrian Lyne’s return to the genre and filmmaking after 20 years.

Lyne is best known for his films Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal and Unfaithful.

Deep Water explores a suburban couple who end up in a tangled web of secrets, sex and violence.

The script for the new film about a twisted marriage that turns deadly comes from Stranger Than Fiction writer Zach Helm and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson.

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The film pairs together Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas and was filmed prior to their real-life romance which ended in early 2021.

So, when can film fans expect this steamy thriller to hit their screens?

Here is all you need to know about Deep Water.

Deep Water UK release date

Deep Water will be released on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 18th March 2022.

The film will be released on the streaming service Hulu in the US.

It was due to be released in cinemas on 14th January 2022 prior to recent changes that saw it pushed to streaming services.

Deep Water cast

The cast of Deep Water has been confirmed as the below.

  • Ben Affleck as Vic Van Allen
  • Ana de Armas as Melinda Van Allen
  • Tracy Letts as Don Wilson
  • Lil Rel Howery as Grant
  • Dash Mihok as Jonas Fernandez
  • Finn Wittrock as Tony Cameron
  • Kristen Connolly as Kelly Wilson
  • Jacob Elordi as Charlie De Lisle
  • Rachel Blanchard as Kristin Peterson
  • Jade Fernandez as Jen Fernandez
  • Michael Braun as Jeff Peterson
  • Grace Jenkins as Trixie Van Allen
  • Brendan C. Miller as Joel Dash
  • Devyn Tyler as Mary Washington
  • Jeff Pope as Chief Nichols
  • Michael Scialabba as Kevin Washington

Deep Water stars The Last Duel actor Ben Affleck and No Time to Die actress Ana de Armas as Vic and Melinda Van Allen, a married couple living in the suburbs who start playing mind games with each other within an open marriage.

Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck in Deep Water
Deep Water -- Based on the celebrated novel by famed mystery writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley), “Deep Water” takes us inside the marriage of picture-perfect Vic (Ben Affleck) and Melinda (Ana de Armas) Van Allen to discover the dangerous mind games they play and what happens to the people that get caught up in them. Melinda (Ana de Armas) and Vic (Ben Affleck), shown. (Photo by: Claire Folger/20th Century Studios. All rights reserved.) Courtesy of 20th Century Studios

After meeting on the set of the film, the two lead actors dated from early 2020 until January 2021.

The film also stars Little Women actor Tracy Letts as Lionel Washington, Rachel Blanchard as Maggie Connelly, and Lil Rel Howery as Nash Hall.

Meanwhile, American Horror Story actor Finn Wittrock plays Damon “Dom” Hart, Euphoria actor Jacob Elordi portrays Richard Chase, Ray Donovan actor Dash Mihok plays Arthur Goggins, and House of Cards actress Kristen Connolly as Jackie Connelly.

How to watch Deep Water in the UK

Deep Water will be available to watch on Prime Video in the UK.

The film will be free to watch for those with an Amazon Prime subscription.

You can sign up for your 30-day free trial and pay £7.99 a month after that.

What is Deep Water about?

The official synopsis notes: "Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas star as Vic and Melinda Van Allen, an affluent New Orleans couple whose marriage is crumbling under the weight of resentment, jealousy, and mistrust.

"As their mutual provocations and mind games escalate, things quickly turn into a deadly game of cat and mouse as Melinda’s extramarital dalliances start going missing.

"With sizzling and complex performances from Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas and helmed by one of the most celebrated filmmakers of the genre, Deep Water marks the return of the A-list erotic thriller, grabbing your attention from the start and refusing to let go as you discover just how far a person will go."

Well, it certainly sounds like a lot to expect!

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (Carol, The Talented Mr Ripley, Strangers on a Train) but has been translated to a modern setting.

Deep Water trailer

Multiple trailers for Deep Water have now been released.

The longest official trailer released by Amazon Prime Video is available below.

What secrets will be uncovered?

Deep Water is released on Prime Video in the UK on Friday 18th March 2022.


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