Deep Water: What is the Hulu movie about?

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Ben Affleck attends the Los Angeles premiere of Amazon Studio's "The Tender Bar" at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 12, 2021 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Ben Affleck attends the Los Angeles premiere of Amazon Studio's "The Tender Bar" at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 12, 2021 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) /
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An intensely intimate teaser trailer recently dropped for the new Hulu original film, Deep Water. And while the brief one minute scene between stars Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck is certainly intriguing, it doesn’t tell us much about the plot. What is the movie about? Who else stars in the Hulu original? Here’s everything we know about the upcoming film so far.

Hulu has plenty of new content coming our way. Subscribers are already anticipating the arrival of The Dropout and Life & BethBut the streaming platform doesn’t want us to forget it has impactful movies to share, too. And at the top of our list is the psychological thriller Deep Water. 

What is Deep Water about?

The movie follows a married couple, Vic (Ben Affleck) and Melinda Van Allen (Ana de Armas), who live in a small town called Little Wesley. The two have grown loveless in their marriage, but refuse to get a divorce in order to avoid the mess of it all. Instead of separating, Vic and Melinda come to an agreement: Melinda is allowed to have affairs with as many lovers as she wants, as long as she does not desert her family. What could go wrong? Well, just about everything.

When Vic finds out about the murder of one of Melinda’s former flames, he becomes obsessed with the case. This obsession leads to Vic into becoming a prime suspect in the case. But did he do it? He would do anything to keep his marriage alive, but at what cost? Is he capable of going this far? And just how many secrets does Melinda have?

Deep Water cast

The star-studded cast includes Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts, Rachel Blanchard, Lil Rel Howery, and Finn Wittrock.

Deep Water is slated to release on Hulu on March 18. Will you be watching? 

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