Rachel Weisz closing London Film Fest, as well, with “Deep Blue Sea” – AWARDS ALLEY
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: This year’s BFI London Film Festival has a fondness for Rachel Weisz.
We already knew the Oscar-winning actress was opening the BFI London Film Festival this October with her new drama “360,” from her “Constant Gardener” director Fernando Mereilles. But Weisz seems eager to place her stamp all over this year’s fest, which announced that it will close with her “The Deep Blue Sea” on Oct. 27.
Directed by Terrence Davies, “Sea” also stars Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale in the story of privileged wife in 1950s London. She’s married to a judge who leaves after falling in love with a young ex-RAF pilot.
“As a British filmmaker, to get into the BFI London Film Festival at all is bliss,” Davies said in a statement. “To get a Closing Night film is sheer heaven!”
Both “360” and “Deep Blue Sea” will be at the Toronto International Film Festival, and we plan on catching both during our time at TIFF. Ironically, Weisz is closing this year’s TIFF with the thriller “Page Eight,” a British spy movie with Bill Nighy.
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