First Showing has the first full-length trailer for The Deep Blue Sea, an adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s sensual 1952 play from British director Terence Davies (The House of Mirth).
Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) stars as the unfaithful wife of a judge in this tale of passion, betrayal, and copious soft-focus alongside a post-breakout Tom Hiddleston (Thor, War Horse) as her paramour, a handsome Royal Air Force pilot. The brief, somewhat stilted trailer conveys the film’s understated tone and woozy romanticism (“a beautiful swoon of a film” sighs one of the pull quotes). Also, Hiddleston will be naked.
Though I was slightly disappointed that this has nothing to do with a similarly-titled killer shark movie, Weisz is a formidable presence and one of my personal favorite actresses. She’s like an amalgamation of the best qualities in Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas, effortlessly switching between gauzy romances and no-nonsense potboilers. Basically, she’s a one-woman English Patient.
The Deep Blue Sea was released in the U.K. last fall and will receive a limited U.S. release on March 23.