DreamWorks Studios is in talks to acquire the film rights to M.L. Stedman's debut novel "The Light Between Oceans".
Set on a remote Australian island in the years following WWI, a lighthouse keeper and his wife are faced with a moral dilemma when a boat washes ashore with a dead man and a two-month-old infant.
When they decide to raise the child as their own, the consequences of their choice are devastating. David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford will produce.