Mike Nichols to Direct Deep Water


Fox 2000 has set Mike Nichols to direct and Joe Penhall (upcoming The Road) to write Deep Water, an adaptation of the 1957 Patricia Highsmith novel, reports Variety.

In Deep Water, a couple in a loveless marriage hang on through an arrangement whereby the husband permits the wife to take lovers. Suspense builds as those lovers begin dying.

Highsmith wrote the thrillers “Strangers on a Train” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”