Adrian Lyne‘s return to filmmaking with the erotic thriller Deep Water, twenty years after the release of Unfaithful, has now been moved to streaming. The movie, written by Zach Helm and Sam Levinson, based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, will was originally a title that Disney acquired when they bought Fox. Now, it will be releasing on Hulu in the United States sometime in the next year, while Amazon Prime Video will be handling the distribution for international audiences.
The movie stars Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas as “a married couple who have fallen out of love with each other begin playing deadly mind games against one another that begin seeing those around them dying.” It also features Tracy Letts, Rachel Blanchard, Lil Rel Howery, Finn Wittrock, and Jacob Elordi.
The film was originally slated to release on November 13, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was delayed multiple times to August 13, 2021 and then January 14, 2022. During the pandemic, mid-budget dramas have not fared as well as tentpole blockbusters in theatres, so it’s no surprise that due to disappointing box-office returns with Ridley Scott‘s The Last Duel and Steven Spielberg‘s West Side Story, Disney is re-thinking ways to distribute these movies in the future, as the threat of the Omicron variant casts even more uncertainty on the future of moviegoing.