20th Century Studios’ “Deep Water” Set to Debut on Hulu

Originally set to hit theaters on January 14th, the thriller Deep Water, starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas is set to head straight to Hulu instead, according to Deadline. 

What’s Happening:

  • A new film from 20th Century and New Regency that was set to debut in theaters next month on January 14th, Deep Water, is reportedly now being pulled from the theatrical calendar and set to debut on streaming service Hulu instead.
  • Deep Water is set to star Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas as Vic and Melinda Van Allen, a married couple whose mind games with each other take a twisted turn when people around them start turning up dead. The couple staves off divorce in a loveless marriage by allowing each to take lovers, but it becomes messy as the story exposes the surface facade of American suburban life.
  • The cast of the film also includes:
    • Tracy Letts
    • Rachel Blanchard
    • Dash Mihok
    • Lil Rel Howery
    • Jacob Elordi
    • Kristen Connolly
    • Jade Fernandez
  • Reportedly, one reason that the film is set to make a streaming debut in lieu of a theatrical release is the current marketplace. More Adult-centric films, like Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, are currently underperforming at box offices, whereas family films or franchise-based fare, like the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home which is currently set to open with a $135 million weekend or more. West Side Story opened with a less-than-expected $10.5 million.
  • The film was originally set to debut in theaters on January 14th, and will now be sent to Hulu domestically and Amazon internationally. No new premiere date for the film has been given.
  • Just a few days ago, it was reported that the title had been pulled from the release schedule, though at the time, nobody knew the fate of the film.

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