The trailer for Rachel Weisz’s latest project, The Deep Blue Sea, has just been released, but perhaps it should have been called The Small Golden Man. Based on Terence Rattigan’s 1952 play, the film features Weisz in a love triangle between her older husband (Simon Russell Beale) and air force pilot lover (Wallander‘s Tom Hiddleston). Naturally, there’s a wizened older voice to warn Weisz’s heroine, “Beware of passion, Hester. It always leads to something ugly.” What follows is a series of dramatic conversations, blurbs featuring the word “swoon,” and beautifully filmed pulling back of curtains evoking the darkly contemplative vibe of The Hours and A Single Man. By which I mean Oscar bait. See the full trailer after the jump.
Directed by Terence Davies (The House of Mirth), The Deep Blue Sea premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. It’s U.K. release has been set for Nov. 25, but no American release has been announced.