Tom Hiddleston (“Thor,” “Wallander”) and Simon Russell Beale (“Spooks,” “An Ideal Husband”) have signed on for the Terence Davies-directed romance drama “The Deep Blue Sea” from Film 4 and the UK Film Council reports The Daily Mail.
Based on Terrance Rattigan’s 1952 play, Rachel Weisz plays Hester Collyer, the middle-aged trophy wife of a high court judge (Beale) in 1950 who falls for a former RAF World War II fighter pilot pilot turned alcoholic who gives her her first orgasm. When he walks out on her, the now smitten Hester tries to kill herself.
Sean O’Connor is producing. Filming kicks off in November.