Because frequent Gosling collaborator Derek Cianfrance, best known for his devastatingly emotional breakout film Blue Valentine, is set to direct the adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s international best-seller The Light Between Oceans, DreamWorks Studios announced earlier this morning.
The Light Between Oceans recently won the Booktopia Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and has had critics crowing since its release.
Ryan Gosling being attached to the project seems a sure thing, as all of Derek Cianfrance’s films have featured Gosling in a lead role. Gosling recently said of his involvement in Cianfrance’s films: ‘We’re just getting started’.
And between you and us, we think he’d make a sensational Tom Sherbourne.
by M.L. Stedman
They break the rules and follow their hearts. What happens next will break yours.
1926. Tom Sherbourne is a young lighthouse keeper on a remote island off Western Australia. The only inhabitants of Janus Rock, he and his wife Isabel live a quiet life, cocooned from the rest of the world.
Then one April morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a crying infant – and the path of the couple’s lives hits an unthinkable crossroads.
Only years later do they discover the devastating consequences of the decision they made that day – as the baby’s real story unfolds…
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