Actress Rachel Weisz is known as one of the most talented dramatic actresses in the film industry and also one of the hardest working. She is also very, very selective of the projects she will work in which is why the news that she is rumoured to be 'in talks' to play the female lead in the movie "The Light Between Oceans" is very big news in the film industry.
The movie, which will be directed by Derek Cianfrance is based on the adaptation of M.L. Steadman's best selling novel and is set in the West Coast of Australia around WWI. The story focuses on a lighthouse keeper and his wife and the challenging moral dilemma they find themselves confronted with when they find a 2-month old girl and a dead boy in a rowboat and they make the decision to raise the baby as their own.
The circumstances lead to many ups and downs in the relationship and tragedy visits the couple and impacts their relationship. This is a movie that has already attracted all star actors such as actress Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, who will play Rachel Weisz's husband in the movie.
Moreover, the fact that the movie will be directed by Derek Cianfrance, a director whose last two movies, "Blue Valentine" and "A Place Between the Pines" have been critically acclaimed sensations has entertainment insiders looking at this movie which has the potential to be one which leads to award recognition for an actress of the talent of Rachel Weisz.
She is an actress who will unpeel a character and find some dimension of the character that will appeal to audiences while displaying her impressive acting range.
Filming would take place in Australia but at the moment there are no production or release dates but if Rachel Weisz does become part of this cast this film will have an all star cast that will likely produce some exceptional acting performances led by this outstanding and beautiful actress.