‘The Light Between Oceans’ Trailer with Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander

Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander

The first trailer for Derek Cianfrance‘s (The Place Beyond the Pines) period drama The Light Between Oceans has arrived online.

Starring Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender – both up for Academy Awards this weekend for The Danish Girl and Steve Jobs the film follows a lighthouse keeper on a remote island in Australia who, with his wife, rescues a baby they find in a shipwrecked boat and raise it as their own.

Adapted from M.L. Stedman’s bestselling novel, The Light Between Oceans co-stars Rachel Weisz, Emily Barclay, Benedict Hardie, Anthony Hayes, Leon Ford, Thomas Unger, and Scott Wills. The film opens in the U.S. on September 2nd.

Check out the first trailer for The Light Between Oceans, “a beautiful yet heart-breaking story of love and sacrifice.”

On a remote Australian island in the years following World War I, lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and his wife, Isabel (Alicia Vikander), discover a boat washed ashore carrying a dead man and a two-month old baby.

Rescuing the infant, they make the decision to raise her as their own but the consequences of their choice prove to be devastating.