Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller novel All the Light We Cannot See is getting a Netflix adaption! The story revolves around the heartbreaking journey of a blind French girl and a German boy.
This miniseries is adapted for the fourth time, and the show makers of the show have confirmed that the newcomer Aria Mia Loberti will be playing the lead role. Surprisingly, You Can Count On Me actor Mark Ruffalo and the House MD fame Hugh Laurie will join her for the war drama.
Netflix’s adaption of All the Light We Cannot See
The Netflix show is directed by Shawn Levy who is famous for Stranger Things and written by Steven Knight, who is famous for Peaky Blinders. The plot develops around Marie-Laure, a young French visually impaired girl who crosses paths with a German fighter Werner. The duo tries to survive the aftermath of World War II in France. For the role of a visually impaired person, the creators had to find a blind and low-vision actress. Hence, Aria Mia Loberti got the part and she is all set to make her acting debut in the film.
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Shawn Levy, the director of the show told Variety, “To find an actress to play the iconic Marie-Laure — a young blind woman whose greatest strength is the tenacity of her hope and the power of her voice across the airwaves during wartime — was no small challenge. He also added, “We never thought our path would lead to someone who has not only never acted professionally, but never auditioned before. It was a jaw-drop moment when we first saw Aria Mia Loberti, who is both a natural performer and an advocate for disability equity and representation.”
What characters are Mark Ruffalo & Hugh Laurie playing?
Mark Ruffalo will play the character Daniel LeBlanc, the head locksmith at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. He is the father of Marie-Laure, who is caring, clever, and passionate. As a father, he wants to give his blind daughter as much independence as he can. While doing so, he has to protect her and the secret gem they carry from the Nazi occupation. Hugh Laurie, on the other hand, is playing the character, Etienne LeBlanc. As per Netflix, he has been described as “an eccentric and reclusive World War I hero suffering from PTSD. Etienne LeBlanc is a nervous shut-in who records clandestine radio broadcasts as part of the French Resistance.”