The first trailer for Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ new movie Deep Water was just released, and it promises plenty of intensity and intrigue. While the trailer doesn’t give us much to go off, it definitely ratchets up the suspense in a short amount of time. The chemistry between the two leads is palpable as they get closer and closer to an intimate moment as the ominous score increases in volume and intensity. They both admit that there’s something wrong with them before the camera cuts away. The psychological thriller features Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas as husband and wife, and the aforementioned chemistry is no coincidence. The two met on the set of this movie and became a couple in real life before breaking up last year. Although the romantically-entwined leads of a movie don’t necessarily have to be dating in the real world to sell the love angle, it does always seem to add an extra layer of believability. Check out the steamy teaser below:
In the movie, Ben Affleck plays Vic Van Allen and Ana de Arma plays Melinda Van Allen. According to the synopsis of the movie, Affleck’s character allows his wife to have affairs to prevent her from leaving him. As her lovers begin to disappear, he becomes a suspect. It looks like there will be plenty of narrative turns and misdirects before we find out the real story beneath the surface.
In addition to Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, the movie also stars Tracy Letts, Rachel Blanchard, Lil Rel Howery, Finn Wittrock, Jacob Elordi, Dash Mihok, Kristen Connolly, Jade Fernandez, Michael Braun, Michael Scialabba, Devyn A. Tyler, Brendan Miller, and more. The movie is directed by Adrian Lyne, who is also known for Flashdance, Fatal Attraction, and Jacob’s Ladder. Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, the screenplay is adapted by Zach Helm and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson.
If you don’t want to wait to see a Ben Affleck or Ana de Armas performance in Deep Water, they both have recent projects to check out. Affleck recently turned in a great performance in the entertaining period piece The Last Duel alongside Matt Damon and Adam Driver. Ana de Armas was in 2021’s No Time to Die which saw the last outing of Daniel Craig as James Bond. Both movies are well worth your time, albeit in different ways. Checking those movies should fill out the time until Deep Water releases in a little over a month.
Originally, Deep Water was going to have a typical theatrical release back in November 2020. The release was then pushed twice, first to August 2021 and then January 2022. The release was pushed one final time and also found a new home in the streaming service Hulu, foregoing the theatrical release altogether. If you want to see the on-screen chemistry of Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas for yourself, you won’t have to wait too much longer. The film is set to be released on Hulu on March 18, 2022.