Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie are set to star opposite newcomer Aria Mia Loberti in Netflix’s upcoming four-part limited series All The Light We Cannot See. This is an adaptation of Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller.
Loberti, who is blind, takes on the role of Marie-Laure, “the blind teenager at the heart of the story, whose path collides with Werner, a German soldier, as they both try to survive the devastation of World War II in occupied France.”
Ruffalo will play Daniel LeBlanc, “the principal locksmith at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Caring and clever, he’s determined to give his blind daughter Marie as much independence as he can while also protecting her – and the secret gem they carry – from Nazi occupation.”
Laurie will portray Etienne LeBlanc, “an eccentric and reclusive World War I hero suffering from PTSD. Etienne is a nervous shut-in who records clandestine radio broadcasts as part of the French Resistance.”
The series is being produced by Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) and Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders). Levy has been developing this project over the past couple of years. He will be directing the series as well with Knight writing the scripts.