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Film Rights to All The Light We Cannot See Bought for Possible Netflix Series


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Boise author Anthony Doerr's All The Light We Cannot See (Scribner 2014) is among the most celebrated works by an Idaho writer, having won the Pulitzer Prize, an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and spent 130 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, Deadline reports, it could become a Netflix limited series.

Filming rights to the immensely popular book were bought by 21 Laps, a creature of Canadian producer, actor and director Shawn Levy, whose production credits also include Netflix's Stranger Things, Arrival, the Night at the Museum series and more. 21 Laps has a production deal with Netflix, and All The Light was brought into the fold by Levy's partner, Dan Levine.

All The Light We Cannot See is the intertwined stories of Werner, a young German soldier with a gift for radio engineering; and a blind Parisian Marie-Laure, both of whom are trying to survive World War II in a French seaside town.