Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas are in talks to star in “Deep Water,” an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel that if it goes ahead could be totally financed by New Regency, a person with data of the undertaking tells TheWrap.
“Flashdance” and “Fatal Attraction” director Adrian Lyne is lined as much as direct, making “Deep Water” his first undertaking since 2002’s “Unfaithful.” The hope is for the undertaking to start manufacturing in November.
Zack Helm (“Stranger Than Fiction”) and Sam Levinson (“Euphoria”) are writing the variation of the novel “Deep Water,” which is a psychological thriller written by Highsmith and first printed in 1957.
Affleck and de Armas are in talks to play Vic and Melinda Allen, a married couple in a small city whose loveless marriage is held collectively solely due to an association wherein she is allowed to take nevertheless many lovers she needs, as long as she by no means abandons her household. But when the husband grows jealous, he concocts a murderous plot wherein slowly, most of the lovers flip up lifeless. The movie examines the chilly actuality behind the facadé of life within the American suburbs.
Garrett Basch and Steven Zaillian are producing “Deep Water” together with Entertainment 360’s Guymon Casady and Ben Forkner, in addition to Anthony Katagas and Arnon Milchan.
The movie would seemingly be distributed through New Regency’s cope with Fox.
For Affleck, “Deep Water” remembers his work in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl.” He most just lately starred within the thriller “Triple Frontier” at Netflix, and can subsequent be seen in “The Last Thing He Wanted,” the subsequent movie from Dee Rees. He’s represented by WME.
As for de Armas, she’s starring as Norma Jeane within the Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde,” and she or he’ll even be seen in Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” and “Bond 25.”
News of the undertaking was first reported by Deadline.
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