Rachel Weisz could join Michael Fassbender in 'The Light Between Oceans'

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British actress Rachel Weisz

The actress is in talks for the female lead in director Derek Cianfrance's adaptation of M.L. Stedman's best-selling novel.

An international best-seller, the Australian author's first novel will soon make its way to the big screen with an all-star cast. In addition to Michael Fassbender, who will play the male lead, the production could also feature Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz.

"The Light Between Oceans" will be directed by Derek Cianfrance, the filmmaker behind "Blue Valentine" and "The Place Beyond the Pines." The story follows Tom Sherbourne, a lighthouse keeper living on an island off of Australia's west coast. When a baby and a dead boy wash up on the island in a lifeboat, the man and his wife decide to raise the child as their own.

The film will likely be shot in Australia. So far, no production or release dates have been announced.