Hulu has released the first trailer for the psychological thriller “Deep Water.” Based on the Patricia Highsmith of the same name, the Adrian Lyne-directed feature stars Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck who engage in dangerous mind games and pull those around them into it.
“Deep Water” is just the perfect material for someone of Lyne’s talents as the director is very familiar with the psychological thrillers. Her other credits include “Fatal Attraction” and “An Indecent Proposal.” “Stranger Than Fiction” scribe Zach Helm penned the script.
Based on the celebrated novel by famed mystery writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley), “Deep Water” takes us inside the marriage of picture-perfect Vic (Affleck) and Melinda (de Armas) Van Allen to discover the dangerous mind games they play and what happens to the people that get caught up in them.
The film also stars Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery, Dash Mihok, Finn Wittrock, Kristen Connolly, Jacob Elordi, Rachel Blanchard, Michael Braun, Jade Fernandez, Grace Jenkins, Brendan C. Miller, Devyn Tyler, and Jeff Pop
It’s interesting how the premise of the film portrays the married couple playing dangerous mind games with each other, while the trailer itself sees Melinda as the one who’s making all of the moves. And to see Affleck as the victim of that is a bit deja vu considering he played a similiar character in Gone Girl. That being said, de Armas’ character seems to be the one in control as she manipulates anyone she gets close to, while Vic believes that is what keeps their relationship fresh. Even when Vic’s friends are concern about Vic’s indifference to Melinda “flaunting around” other men.
And Melinda’s mind games are supplemented with brief flashes of her seduction, gas-lighting, and even murder. Of course, there’s a lot to question about the trustworthiness of these two characters. But it does make for an interesting film. And seeing how one of the best directors of this genere is helming one of the best authors of pyschological thrillers, it looks like “Deep Water” could be something worth watching.
Hulu launches “Deep Water” on their services on March 18, 2022.