'The Deep Blue Sea,' Starring Rachel Weisz, to Close London Film Festival
LONDON – The Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale starrer The Deep Blue Sea, directed by Terence Davies, will close this year’s BFI London Film Festival.
Adapted by Davies from Terence Rattigan’s play of the same name, the movie marks a return to fiction movie-making for Davies after his documentary Of Time and the City took Cannes by storm in 2008.
It details the story of privileged wife in 1950s London, married to a judge who leaves after falling in love with a young ex-RAF pilot.
It will mark the film’s U.K. premiere; the film will play at the Toronto Film Festival in Sept.
Davies said, "As a British filmmaker, to get into the BFI London Film Festival at all is bliss - to get a Closing Night film is sheer heaven!"
The movie is bankrolled by the U.K. Film Council and Film4, Channel 4’s movie-making arm and supported by Protagonist Pictures, Lip Sync Productions and U.K. distributor Artificial Eye.
Produced by Sean O’Connor and Kate Ogborn, exec producers are Katherine Butler, Lisa Marie Russo, Peter Hampden and Norman Merry.
Weisz also stars alongside Jude Law and Anthony Hopkins in Fernando Mereilles' 360, which opens the British capital's largest and most prestigious movie festival.
The London Film Festival runs October 12 through 27.