Michael Fassbender in Talks for DreamWorks' 'Light Between Oceans'

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Derek Cianfrance is directing the adaptation of M.L. Stedman novel.

Michael Fassbender is in negotiations to star in The Light Between Oceans, DreamWorks' adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel.

Derek Cianfrance, who last directed the Ryan Gosling drama The Place Beyond the Pines, is directing the drama. The Light Between Oceans is set on an island off the coast of Western Australia after World War I.

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A lighthouse keeper and his wife find a 2-month-old girl and a dead body in a rowboat and decide to raise the baby as their own. But what seems like a blessing soon turns tragic, as morality and love are tested.

A shoot in Australia is being eyed.

Heyday Films' David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford are producing.

Fassbender, repped by CAA, Sloane Offer and UK's Troika, next stars as Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is getting rave reviews.