(Written for BritScene)
A new poster and the second trailer for the upcoming romantic drama, The Deep Blue Sea, have been released this week. Directed by Terence Davies’ (The House of Mirth), the film is based on Terence Ratigan’s 1952 play and stars British actors Rachel Weisz (Page Eight) as a London socialite and Tom Hiddleston (Thor) as an ex-RAF pilot.
Not to be confused with the 1999 film that sees Samuel L. Jackson get eaten by a shark, this film is set in a 1950s Britain and focuses around Oscar-winner Weisz’s character, Hester Collyer, and explores the nature of love and the lines drawn between love and passion. Already married to a high court judge, played by Simon Russell-Beale (TV’s Spooks), Hester’s life is thrown into turmoil when she falls in love the troubled Freddie Page (Hiddleston) in a society where the word ‘divorce’ is rarely uttered.
The new trailer is beautifully put together and, after seeing Hiddleston’s role in Spielberg’s War Horse last year, he looks set to be really well suited for his role here. Weisz, as well, always gives a brilliant performance so this coupling, who both suit the film’s 1950s British setting, should really do the adaptation a great justice.
Whilst the film was released in the UK last year and played at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, The Deep Blue Sea will only have a limited release over here in the US, so you may be able to see it sometime after 23rd March. Here’s the new poster and trailer: