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Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie set to star in Netflix’s adaptation of All the Light We Cannot See

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Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie set to star in Netflix's adaptation of All the Light We Cannot See

Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie have been cast in Netflix‘s limited series adaptation of Anthony Doerr’s 2014 novel All the Light We Cannot See.

According to a report from Deadline on Monday, The Avengers star, 54, and the 62-year-old House M.D. actor will both take on lead roles in the upcoming series.

Ruffalo and Laurie will be starring opposite newcomer Aria Mia Loberti, whose casting was announced last month.

New project: Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie are set to star in Netflix's limited series adaptation of Anthony Doerr's 2017 novel All the Light We Cannot See; seen in 2019

New project: Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie are set to star in Netflix's limited series adaptation of Anthony Doerr's 2017 novel All the Light We Cannot See; seen in 2019

The latest: According to a report from Deadline on Monday, The Avengers star, 54, and the 62-year-old House M.D. actor have joined the cast of the upcoming series; pictured in 2020

The latest: According to a report from Deadline on Monday, The Avengers star, 54, and the 62-year-old House M.D. actor have joined the cast of the upcoming series; pictured in 2020

New project: Mark Ruffalo, 54, and Hugh Laurie, 62, are set to star in Netflix’s limited series adaptation of Anthony Doerr’s 2017 novel All the Light We Cannot Seem, according to Deadline

Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) will direct and executive produce the four-part series through his company 21 Laps Entertainment.

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Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) will pen the script and will also serve as an executive producer.

Ruffalo celebrated the news on Twitter, reposting the Deadline story and writing, ‘Excited to work alongside this great cast & be reunited with @shawnlevydirect & @Netflix ! @hughlaurie.’

Excited: Ruffalo celebrated the news on Twitter, reposting the Deadline story and writing, 'Excited to work alongside this great cast & be reunited with @shawnlevydirect & @Netflix ! @hughlaurie'

Excited: Ruffalo celebrated the news on Twitter, reposting the Deadline story and writing, 'Excited to work alongside this great cast & be reunited with @shawnlevydirect & @Netflix ! @hughlaurie'

Excited: Ruffalo celebrated the news on Twitter, reposting the Deadline story and writing, ‘Excited to work alongside this great cast & be reunited with @shawnlevydirect & @Netflix ! @hughlaurie’

An official synopsis for the miniseries reads: ‘The story of Marie-Laure, a blind French teenager, and Werner, a German soldier, whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.’

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In her acting debut, legally blind actress Loberti will play Marie-Laure. On December 9, Netflix confirmed her casting on Twitter.

Along with posting a photo of Loberti, the Netflix account wrote: ‘After a worldwide search of blind and low vision actress, Aria Mia Loberti — who is blind — will make her acting debut as Marie-Laure, the star of All the Light We Cannot See, an epic four-part limited series that will be released with audio descriptions.’

Newcomer: In her acting debut, legally blind actress Loberti will play Marie-Laure. On December 9, Netflix confirmed her casting on Twitter

Newcomer: In her acting debut, legally blind actress Loberti will play Marie-Laure. On December 9, Netflix confirmed her casting on Twitter

Newcomer: In her acting debut, legally blind actress Loberti will play Marie-Laure. On December 9, Netflix confirmed her casting on Twitter

Ruffalo will play Daniel LeBlanc, Marie-Laure’s father and the head locksmith at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. 

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Laurie will take on the role of Etienne LeBlanc, Marie-Laure’s great-uncle who is a recluse and a World War I veteran suffering from PSTD.

All the Light You Cannot See became a  #1 New York Times best-selling book and spent more than 200 weeks on the best-seller list. 

In 2015, the novel won both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

Award-winning: In 2015, the novel won both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

Award-winning: In 2015, the novel won both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

Award-winning: In 2015, the novel won both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

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