Ben Affleck’s Next Movie Just Lost Its Release Date

By Apeksha Bagchi | 14 seconds ago

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Adrian Lyne’s Deep Water, which features Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas as a psychopathic married couple, has been taken off the release schedule by Disney. The erotic thriller, which was filmed at the time when Affleck and de Armas were dating, marks Lyne’s return to filmmaking after a hiatus of 20-years since his 2002 film Unfaithful. 

As reported by Deadline, Disney has announced that they have pulled the Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas starrer from their schedule, which means that the film will not be hitting the theaters on its previously announced release date, January 14, 2022. No new release date or the reason behind the decision has been revealed by the production house. The film’s release had been delayed twice in the past, with the original date being November 13, 2020, which was then shifted to August 13, 2021, before settling on the 2022 release date. 

Deep Water, based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1957 novel of the same name, stars Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas as Vic and Melinda Van Allen, a married couple in a loveless marriage. The only reason they are not getting a divorce is their tricky agreement- both are allowed to take lovers while pretending to be a couple for their neighbors. But soon the duo starts playing twisted mind games with each other that soon get drastic to the point that those involved with them end up dead. 

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Deep Water is based on a screenplay by Zack Helm and Sam Levinson, who adapted the book. Apart from Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, the cast includes Tracy Letts, Rachel Blanchard, Dash Mihok, Lil Rel Howery, Jacob Elordi, Kristen Connolly, and Jade Fernandez. 

The year 2021 doesn’t seem to be doing Ben Affleck any favors so far. Apart from his much-publicized breakup with Ana de Armas in January, his recently released historical drama, The Last Duel, ended up being a box office bomb. Based on author Eric Jager’s book, The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat, the film tells the story of the last officially sanctioned duel to the death in France. Knight Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) challenges his best friend, Jacques Le Gris (Adam Drivers) for a duel after accusing him of sexually assaulting his wife, Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer). 

Ben Affleck played the role of Count Pierre d’Alençon in the film, which marked his on-screen reunion with Matt Damon 24 years after they starred in Good Will Hunting. Given all the hype around The Last Duel and the fact that it came from the celebrated filmmaker, Ridley Scott, it was expected to be a success. But the film only managed to bring $30.2 million at the box office against its towering production budget of $100 million. While it received mostly positive reviews from critics, who even compared it to Akira Kurosawa’s classic film, Rashomon, it failed to appeal to the general audience. 

Ben Affleck will be next seen as Bruce Wayne/Batman in DC’s The Flash in 2022. He recently wrapped up filming Robert Rodriguez’s action thriller Hypnotic, alongside Alice Braga, Hala Finley, Dayo Okeniyi, William Fichtner, and JD Pardo.