The part Weisz is looking to land is that of a woman whose failed suicide attempt begins a closer examination of her broken relationships with the two men in her life.
Deadline report the move, and offer this as a brief note on the part Weisz is up for,
[She] leaves her companionable husband when she becomes sexually enslaved by an alcoholic ex-fighter pilot. Although she’s 40, it’s the first time she’s ever had an orgasm. Having smashed up her marriage, she then sticks her head in a gas oven when her booze-raddled boyfriend walks out on her.
Rattigan’s play debuted on the London stage with Dame Peggy Ashcroft playing the part, a film was later made with Vivien Leigh taking the part over from Ashcroft. Weisz’s capability is undoubted and recently she stole hearts in Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom and impressed in Agora and was pretty much the only part I enjoyed in The Lovely Bones.
The Daily Mail (I know…) expand on the movements between Weisz and The Deep Blue Sea go on to talk about the recent eviction notice served to the UKFC.