An adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All The Light We Cannot See is in the works at Netflix.
Written by American author Anthony Doerr, All The Light We Cannot See not only won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction but also the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2015.
Set during the events of World War 2, the story follows a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation the war has brought.
Fans of Band of Brothers and the Pacific will be happy to hear that this adaptation will actually be a series, albeit a short one with only 4 episodes. Seeing as it is still very early in pre-production, there is no word of directors yet but there has been some news of a few select roles.
Firstly, Hugh Laurie, who you might know from his 8-season and Emmy nominated run as Dr. House, is set to play Marie-Laure’s (one of the two main characters) great-uncle, who is a World War 1 veteran dealing with PTSD. Mark Ruffalo (aka The Hulk) has also signed onto the series and will play the girl’s father, the head locksmith at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. Aria Mia Loberti will also make her acting debut as the blind daughter.
There is no release date for the project yet and production is still rounding out the cast, however, with the critical reception of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning novel being as high as it is, the mini-series has a lot of people excited. Keep an eye for this one when it eventually hits Netflix.
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Shooting is set to begin later this year.
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