Deep Water Adaptation

Deep Water Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far

From the stars dating during filming to a last minute pull from theaters for a streaming release, there has been no shortage of news and drama surround the Deep Water adaptation.
 
Release Information: March 18th, Hulu
 
This page was updated: 2/14/22
 
About The Book:Vic and Melinda Van Allen’s loveless marriage is held together only by a precarious arrangement whereby, in order to avoid the messiness of divorce, Melinda is allowed to take any number of lovers as long as she does not desert her family. Eventually, Vic can no longer suppress his jealousy and tries to win back his wife by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder―one that soon comes true. In this complex portrayal of a dangerous psychosis emerging in the most unlikely of places, Highsmith examines the chilling reality behind the idyllic facade of American suburban life.
 
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Current Production Status: Completed as of February 2022
 
Timeline:
January 2012- optioned.
August 2012- Script work started.
2013-2018- no development.
2018- rights sold to new studio.
August 2019- Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas casted.
November 2019- filming starts.
2020-2021- Covid delays release.
December 2021- pulled from theaters for a streaming release, date TBA.
 
Who Owns The Rights: 20th Century Studios
 
Who Is Attached: Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas,
 
Previous mentions on AiLL: 2022 Books to Screen Adaptations
 

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Deep Water Adaptation

Deep Water Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far