According to a report by Variety, Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas are in talks to enter as protagonists in the erotic thriller Deep Water, produced entirely by New Regency and directed by Adrian Lyne.
If the agreements should actually be completed in the next few hours, production will begin as early as November, with the screenplay by Zach Helm and Sam Levinson ready: the story is based on the homonymous 1957 novel written by Patricia Highsmith and will follow the story of a couple stuck both in a small monotonous city and in a loveless marriage in which she (De Armas) is authorized by him (Affleck) to bring their lovers home, provided they never leave him.
Complications will arise when the woman begins to suspect that her husband may have murdered one of her lovers.
Arnon Milchan, Garrett Basch and Steven Zaillian of New Regency are producing with Guymon Casady and Ben Forkner of Entertainment 360. Lyne started the project at Fox 2000 in 2013 and New Regency took control last year.
We remind you that Affleck, currently under a grueling training regime, will appear later in a Warner Bros. movie, unofficially titled The Way Back, in which he plays a high school basketball coach directed by Gavin O’Connor directed, and of course we’ll see him again alongside Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s new film The Last Duel .
De Armas, on the other hand, is about to start shooting the movie Netflix Blonde, in which she will play Marilyn Monroe, but we will soon see her in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out and in Bond 25.
Among the successes of Lyne’s great career, absent from the scenes since 2002 with Unfaithful, we mention Attrazione Fatale, 9 weeks and a half, Flashdance, Indecent Proposal, Perversa Hallucination and Lolita, a remake of the Stanley Kubrick film.