Fatal Affair is a 2020 American psychological thriller film directed by Peter Sullivan, who co-wrote the screenplay with Rasheeda Garner. It stars Nia Long, Omar Epps, Stephen Bishop and KJ Smith. It was released on July 16, 2020, by Netflix. A couple are seen to be having sex at a secluded residence. The woman later goes to the kitchen to get a glass of water. When she hears a loud thud, she goes to find her fling, Travis Green. After a short search, she finds him in the bathroom tub in a pool of blood. As she screams, a hand reaches and grabs her. In the present, Ellie Warren is a successful attorney living with her husband Marcus who is recovering after a horrible car accident. They have just moved into a new house on the coast from the city of San Francisco now that their daughter Brittany has left for college. At work, Ellie’s boss Janice wants her to stay on after she’s done with Ellie’s last case despite Ellie’s decision to leave to start her own practice. Janice introduces the firm’s new tech consultant, David Hammond who Ellie is surprised to see since she knows him from college. David asks Ellie to get drinks to catch up but Ellie already has plans with her friend Courtney and invites David to meet them. Courtney gets stuck at work, and so Ellie has drinks with David alone. She admits she sometimes feels like she’s sleeping with a stranger with Marcus. They go to a club, where they dance and later begin kissing in the bathroom. They almost have sex, but Ellie says she can’t and rushes off. She goes back to living with Marcus and tries to make their relationship really strong. David constantly calls her. She also gets an office space for her new firm.
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