While it may not have as much heat right now as a number of other films gearing up for awards contention later this year, Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea" is certainly one to be keeping an eye on. The legendary director who works about as often as Terrence Malick, delivered his last film, the documentary/memoir/tone poem “Of Time and the City” four years ago. Eight years before that was “The House of Mirth.” But with Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston leading the way, his latest is certainly one that will be drawing a lot of attention.
Baz Bamigboye has dropped a new look at Rachel Weisz in the film (in case you missed it, here's another still from last year with both leads) and if anything, this film will certainly be easy on the eyes. The film is an adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play about Hester Collyer (Weisz), the suicidal wife of a High Court Judge who's caught in a self-destructive affair with an R.A.F. pilot (Hiddleston). Simon Russell Beale plays Hester's cuckolded husband.
While no stateside release has been set -- it still needs a distributor -- Artificial Eye is already lined up to get the film into theaters in the U.K. A fall festival premiere is in the works, with Venice, Toronto and London all apparently showing strong interesting in landing the movie. Where it winds up, however, is yet to be determined.