British filmmaker Terence Davies (“Of Time And The City,” “The Long Day Closes”) is working on a film adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s 1952 play “The Deep Blue Sea” reports The Daily Mail via The Playlist.
The story follows High Court Judge’s wife Hester Collyer who becomes caught up in a self-destructive affair with a mentally disturbed R.A.F. pilot, and dealt with both post-war trauma and contemporary sexuality.
Kenneth Moore and Vivien Leigh starred in a previous film adaptation in 1955. Sean O’Connor will produce the new version which hopes to kick off shooting later this year.