Derek Cianfrance (“Blue Valentine,” “The Place Beyond the Pines”) is set to direct the drama “The Light Between Oceans” for DreamWorks Studios.
An adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s debut novel, the story follows a lighthouse keeper and his wife living on a remote Australian island in the years following the end of the first World War.
The pair are soon faced with a moral dilemma when a boat washes up on their with a dead man and a two-year-old. They raise the child as their own with devastating consequences.
David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford will produce.