Simon Baker Takes A Surfing “Breath”

Simon Baker (“The Mentalist”) and producer Mark Johnson have picked up the film rights to Tim Winton’s novel “Breath” reports Variety.

The story is set in a small town in Western Australia where two 16-year-old boys take up surfing under the tutelage of an enigmatic surfer named Sando (Baker) and his mysterious wife.

Spurred on by their mentor, the boys test the limits of courage and recklessness as they try to escape their mundane lives.

Baker will also produce alongside Johnson.