The film will be directed by Terrence Davies. Weisz would play a married woman who leaves her husband for a passionate relationship with an ex-fighter pilot and later attempts suicide when the pilot leaves her.
The Deep Blue Sea premiered in London in 1952 in a production starring Peggy Ashcroft and Kenneth More. Margaret Sullavan opened the play on Broadway in November 1952, and a 1998 revival by the Roundabout Theatre Company starred Blythe Danner, David Conrad and Edward Herrmann. Recent London revivals starred Greta Scacchi and Harriet Walter.
A film version was released in 1955 starring Vivien Leigh and Kenneth More.
Weisz earned an Academy Award for "The Constant Gardener" and an Olivier for the Donmar Warehouse production of A Streetcar Named Desire. She has appeared at the Donmar in Design for Living and Suddenly Last Summer and in London, Off-Broadway and on film in The Shape of Things. Other screen credits include "The Mummy," "The Lovely Bones" and the upcoming "Dream House."