Derek Cianfrance, most known for his work on Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines has announced his plans to helm the DreamWorks Pictures adaptation of the novel, “The Light Between Oceans.” David Heyman (“Harry Potter”) will produce for Heyday Films with Jeffrey Clifford. Rosie Allen shepherded the project to Heyday and will executive produce.
The novel was written by M.L. Stedman. The official plot description is as follows:
After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.
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