We’re delighted to announce that shooting on the film adaptation of M L Stedman’s hugely successful debut novel, The Light Between Oceans, is due to begin this month, with A-list actor Michael Fassbender starring opposite Alicia Vikander in the roles of Tom and Isabel, and will also star Rachel Weisz.
1926. Tom Sherbourne is a young lighthouse keeper on a remote island off Western Australia. The only inhabitants of Janus Rock, he and his wife Isabel live a quiet life, cocooned from the rest of the world. One April morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a crying infant – and the path of the couple’s lives hits an unthinkable crossroads. Only years later do they discover the devastating consequences of the decision they make that day - as the baby’s real story unfolds …
The Light Between Oceans was optioned for film by Dreamworks Studios, and will be co-produced by Heyday Film’s David Heyman (who produced all eight Harry Potter films, and Gravity) and Jeffrey Clifford (Up in the Air), directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines). Shooting next month will be in New Zealand and Tasmania.
The book, which has so far been sold in 39 territories, featured on the New York Times bestseller list for an incredible 62 weeks. If you’d like to read it, you can buy a copy online or at your local book shop.
15 Aug 2014