Deep Water Will Swallow You Up

Have I ever mentioned how much I hate deep (and dark) water? No? Ok, well I really really do. And Now Fox 2000 has recently begun adapting Patricia Highsmith’s novel, Deep Water for the big screen. I can already tell its going to trip me out.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox 200 has hired Zach Helm to adapt the suspense novel into a screenplay.

The novel which is a suspenseful thriller, was released in 1957 and is officially described as thus:

In Deep Water, set in the small town of Little Wesley, Vic and Melinda Meller’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 tries to win her back by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder-one that soon comes true.

Highsmith is also known for writing popular novels such as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley (which has also become a film).

If you had any doubts of Helms’ abilities then fear not because he has also made name for himself. His credits include Stranger Than Fiction and Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, which he also directed. He is currently adapting Freezing People is Easy, based on Robert Nelson’s “We Froze the First Man” and has Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Christopher Walken attached to star.

The film will be produced by Steve Zaillian with his company, Film Rites. Guymon Casady of Management 360 is executive producing along with Mike Nichols.

I will probably see this movie, and I will most definitely continue by embargo on swimming in anything other than a pool.

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