MOVIE NEWS – Walt Disney has cancelled the premiere of The Deep Water, an erotic psychological thriller based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1957 novel.
The Walt Disney Co. has cancelled the erotic thriller Deep Water, scheduled for a 2022 calendar year, from its release schedule. Deep Water is based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. It is directed by Adrian Lyne, who returns to directing after two decades, having last directed the 2002 thriller Unfaithful. Starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, the film was previously scheduled for release on 14 January 2022.
There is no official statement or justification from the studio regarding the delay of Deep Water, which has been delayed several times in the past due to the pandemic. The film has made headlines several times since director Adrian Lyne returned to filmmaking, although back in 2018, he wrote Alex Pettyfer’s Black Roads. Lyne rose to fame as the director of 1987’s Fatal Attraction, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director.
This is not the first delay: the film was initially scheduled for release on 13 November 2020, but due to the pandemic cinema shutdowns, it was postponed until August 2021. It was later pushed back to the previous January 2022 date; until now, it has been withdrawn from release.
Deep Water follows a married couple (Affleck and de Armas) who are only held together by a strange arrangement between the two, but when this goes wrong, they engage in a murderous psychological game with each other, which results in the mysterious deaths of those around them. The film is written by Sam Levinson, who created the Emmy-winning series Euphoria and has also written and directed films such as Assassination Nation (2018) and Malcolm & Marie (2021). Zach Helm co-wrote the film. Other cast members include Tracy Letts, Rachel Blanchard, Lil Rel Howery, Jacob Elrodi and Fin Wittrock.
There’s no official release date yet, but as it’s one of the most anticipated films of next year – given that Lyne’s return after a long absence is a significant motivating factor for critics and audiences alike – we’ll probably hear more about it soon.
Source: The Wrap