Former Batman actor Ben Affleck isn’t slowing his career down as the actor is reportedly in talks to star in Deep Water with Ana De Armas.
According to Deadline, director Adrian Lyne, perhaps best known for films like Jacob’s Ladder, Flashdance, and Fatal Attraction, is set to direct the upcoming adaptation of Deep Water. Production is expected to start in November of this year with Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas starring in the film.
Deep Water will be based on a Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name. The plot involves a married couple who, in a loveless marriage, agree to take other lovers in order to keep themselves from getting a divorce. Matters, however, get complicated when people around them start turning up dead and dives into the darker aspects of idyllic suburban life. Deep Water was originally published in 1957.
This, of course, wouldn’t be the first time Ben Affleck tackled such material. In 2014, Ben Affleck starred in Gone Girl which dived into similar themes regarding marriage and suburban life. So it could be argued that such a role would be perfect for him in his post Batman career.
In addition to Deep Water, Ben Affleck is also set to return to the View Askewniverse for Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. He will also produce, co-write and co-star in the Ridley Scott directed film The Last Duel. So, at the very least, Ben Affleck is keeping busy despite not playing Batman anymore.
What do you all make of this news? Are you glad to see Ben Affleck moving past his role as Batman? Do you think he has the chops for a story like Deep Water? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Deep Water with Ben Affleck currently does not have a release date.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos