Thursday, May 23, 2024

“Fatal Attraction” Director’s First Film in 20 Years Pulled from Schedule, Fueled Ben Affleck-Ana de Armas Affair


Adrian Lyne’s first film in 20 years is under water.

“Deep Water,” from Disney-20th Century (formerly Fox), was supposed to be released on January 14, 2022. Ir was Lyne’s first film since “Unfaithful” in 2002 with Diane Lane and Richard Gere.

Disney has not explained removing it from the schedule, but it’s gotta hurt. Ben Affleck and Ana de Aemas met on this film, started dating and lived together for a short time. They were major tabloid fodder. But all that’s over and Affleck is now back with Jennifer Lopez.

Lyne has a reputation for being eccentric. But he directed some very successful and memorable films including “Flashdance,” “9 1/2 Weeks,” and “Fatal Attraction.” He turned 80 last March, which is hard to to believe, isn’t it?

“Deep Water” will likely turn up on a streaming service. Stay tuned…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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