In recognition of all the twisted Valentines out there, Hulu has released a teaser trailer along with the poster for the psychological thriller Deep Water, debuting March 18 exclusively as a Hulu Original in the U.S.
Based on the celebrated novel (check price at Amazon) 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.
Lyne directed from a screenplay by Zach Helm and Sam Levinson.
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 Pope.
The movie is produced by Arnon Milchan, Guymon Casady, Benjamin Forkner and Anthony Katagas.
Highsmith’s novel is officially described as follows: “In Deep Water, set in the quiet, small town of Little Wesley, Patricia Highsmith has created a vicious and suspenseful tale of love gone sour.
“Vic and Melinda Van Allen’s loveless marriage is held together only by a precarious arrangement whereby, in order to avoid the messiness of divorce, Melinda is allowed to take any number of lovers as long as she does not desert her family.
“Eventually, Vic can no longer suppress his jealousy and tries to win back his wife by asserting himself through a tall tale of murde-―one that soon comes true.
“In this complex portrayal of a dangerous psychosis emerging in the most unlikely of places, Highsmith examines the chilling reality behind the idyllic facade of American suburban life.”
Deep Water is rated R by the MPA for sexual content, nudity, language and some violence.
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