Rachel Weisz Likely to Star in Film of Terrence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea

News   Rachel Weisz Likely to Star in Film of Terrence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea
Academy Award and Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz appears likely to star in an upcoming film of Terrence Rattigan's play The Deep Blue Sea, according to deadline.com.

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz

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."

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