Michael Fassbender is close to being considered Hollywood royalty at this point. Exploring the entire gamut of emotions through his powerful work, he will soon further immortalize himself as the lovable antagonist Magneto in the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past". Wasting no time, word of his next potential project has surfaced.
It's being reported that Fassbender has entered negotiations with DreamWorks to star in "The Light Between Oceans". The drama is being helmed by indie extrodinare Derek Cianfrance. No stranger to intense and dramatic projects, Cianfrance has graced us with "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "Blue Valentine", both of which starred Ryan Gosling and other talented actors.
The production was aiming to shoot in Australia but the intended start date has not been announced. Fassbender is certainly busy with other previously announced projects including "Assassin's Creed", "Prometheus 2", and "X-Men: Apocalypse". With an actor of his caliber, perhaps they are willing to work with his busy schedule and not rush this one.
The topic definitely seems dark and interesting. Anchored by the pure captivation Fassbender demands on screen, mixed with Cianfrance's distinctive style and grit, this is certainly a project I'm going to keep my eye on.
Here's the official synopsis for the novel:
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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