The first trailer has just dropped for THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, a film from writer/director Derek Cianfrance, starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz. The film is based on the M.L. Stedman novel of the same name, and tells the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife. One day, the couple finds a baby on a washed up rowboat. They take the girl in as their own and raise her, only to realize that the girl’s true mother may be closer than they realized.
The trailer is definitely on the intimate side of things, and seems like a project that takes advantage of the acting talent, as all three actors have at least been nominated for Academy Awards, and one of them, Rachel Weisz, has even won. The director’s previous work consists of BLUE VALENTINE and THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, both of which were smaller films that were very well-respected by critics.
Take a look at the trailer below.
The synopsis for the book on which the film is based is as follows:
“After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a dayâ€™s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a babyâ€™s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a â€œgift from God,â€ and against Tomâ€™s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.”
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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS hits theaters on September 2, 2016.