Under his direction, that is.
The actor would play a lighthouse keeper who, together with his wife, finds a baby girl (and a dead body) in a rowboat by the shore.
Obviously, they bury the dead and decide to raise the child as their own in post-World War I Australia. Until something confronting happens.
Mmm...I cannot help but think this part will call for Michael Fassbender in a henley. And I likey.