The Light Between Oceans (film)
|The Light Between Oceans|
|Directed by||Derek Cianfrance|
David Heyman |
|Screenplay by||Derek Cianfrance|
The Light Between Oceans |
by M. L. Stedman
Michael Fassbender |
|Music by||Alexandre Desplat|
|Edited by||Jim Helton and Ron Patane|
Walt Disney Studios|
The Light Between Oceans is an upcoming American drama film written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and based on the novel of same name by M. L. Stedman. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz. The filming began in October 2014, in New Zealand. DreamWorks Pictures is producing the film, with Participant Media co-financing, and Touchstone Pictures will release the film at an unspecified date.
A lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabel living off the coast of Western Australia, adopt a baby girl who washes up in a lifeboat.
- Michael Fassbender as Tom Sherbourne
- Alicia Vikander as Isabel Sherbourne
- Rachel Weisz as Hannah Roennfeldt
- Caren Pistorius as Adult/Lucy Grace
- Florence Clery as Lucy/Grace
- Anthony Hayes as Vernon Knuckey
- Emily Barclay as Gwen Potts
- Leon Ford as Frank Roennfeldt
- Thomas Unger as Bluey
- Benedict Hardie as Harry Garstone
- Elliot & Evangeline Newbery as Baby Lucy/Grace
The novel The Light Between Oceans is currently being developed into a feature film. DreamWorks acquired the rights on November 27, 2012, with David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford producing. Derek Cianfrance to direct, with Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz starring. The film will be distributed by DreamWorks through Disney's Touchstone Pictures label in the United States and Canada, with Mister Smith Entertainment handling select international distribution. Participant Media will co-produce the film.
Production was due to start in September 2014, with filming locations including in the Marlborough Region in New Zealand and Australia. On September 12, 2014, it was reported that the film crews were spotted scouting locations for the filming in Dunedin and Otago Peninsula in New Zealand. On October 22, the crew was spotted shooting at the former Dunedin Prison in Dunedin, three weeks shooting was taken place in the city. In late October, filming was taken place on Stuart Street, where the crew was spotted filming in front of former King Edward Technical College's building. In Dunedin, filming was taken place at different locations including Otago Peninsula, Port Chalmers and the former Dunedin prison. The production then moved to Central Otago's village Saint Bathans, where they filmed for a week and the filming in New Zealand concluded in mid-November.
On November 17, the production moved to Australian and filming began in Stanley town, Tasmania. Where the crews transformed some locations in the town including pier, which was refurbished and road, which was covered in gravel.
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