Rachel Weisz FInds 'Light Between Oceans' with Michael Fassbender
Earlier this year, we learned that Michael Fassbender was going to team with Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Dianfrance for The Light Between Oceans, an adaptation of M.L. Stedman's novel of the same name set up at DreamWorks. The story follows a lighthouse keeper and his wife in Western Australia after World War I when they find a dead body in a rowboat along with a 2-month old baby girl. While the husband wants to report the deceased and the baby, his wife decides it's a gift from God. And now THR reports Rachel Weisz is being lined up to take the role of Fassbender's wife. More below!
Everything seems to be going smoothly as two enjoy their isolated life at the lighthouse, raising the baby Lucy as their own, until they take a trip to the mainland, and see that their choice to keep the baby might have been the key to devastation of someone else's. Production will take place in Australia with Harry Potter franchise producer David Heyman working in the same capacity for the film that already sounds enticing with just these two leads and this gifted filmmaker on board. It could very well end up being an Oscar contender and/or a big player on the festival circuit.