Cast is led by Rachel Weisz.
The Deep Blue Sea, the first fiction feature from Terence Davies since House Of Mirth in 2000, will start shooting on location in and around London on Nov 17.
Davies’ feature doc Of Time And The City was rapturously received when it screened in Cannes in 2008. However, Davies - who has been described by critics as Britain’s “greatest living filmmaker” - has seen a number of feature projects fall through since he completed House of Mirth a decade ago.
Protagonist Pictures is handling sales on Deep Blue Sea, which stars Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale and is produced by Sean O’Connor and Kate Ogborn.
The film is an adaptation, by Davies, of the Terence Rattigan play of the same name.
Rachel Weisz stars as Hester Collyer, who leads a privileged life in 1950s London as the beautiful wife of high court judge Sir William Collyer (Russell Beale). To the shock of those around her, she walks out on her marriage to move in with dashing young ex-RAF pilot, Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), with whom she has fallen passionately in love.
The project is funded by Film4, the UK Film Council, Lipsync Productions, Protagonist Pictures, Fulcrum Media Finance and Artificial Eye (who will release the film in the UK).