Derek Cianfrance’s last couple of movies have had Ryan Gosling in the lead (Place Between The Pines and Blue Valentine), but now he’s found a new leading man as TheWrap reports Michael Fassbender is in talks for The Light Between Oceans, which DreamWorks is backing.
The film will be based on the debut novel from M.L. Stedman, which takes place on a remote Australian island after World War I, where a lighthouse keeper and his wife face a moral dilemma when a dead man and a two-month-old infant wash up in a boat on shore.
It isn’t 100% clear when it will shoot, although it’s believed it may film in Australia. Rumours suggest that Fassbender may make this movie and then move onto Prometheus 2, although others suggest it’ll be Assassin’s Creed he shoots later this year instead.
Of course first he’s got X-Men: Days Of Future Past.