Fri, 16 May 2014 06:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Michael Fassbender in 'Light Between Oceans'

'The Place Beyond the Pines' director Derek Cianfrance will helm DreamWorks' 'The Light Between Oceans'

Michael Fassbender (© Reuters)

Los Angeles: Actor Michael Fassbender is in negotiations to star in 'The Light Between Oceans', which is DreamWorks' adaptation of the ML Stedman novel.

Derek Cianfrance, who last directed the Ryan Gosling drama 'The Place Beyond the Pines', is helming the drama.

'The Light Between Oceans' is set on an island off the coast of Western Australia after World War I, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

A lighthouse keeper and his wife find a two-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.

Heyday Films' David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford are producing.

Fassbender can be seen as Magneto in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', which is getting rave reviews.

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