Michael Fassbender-Alicia Vikander Drama ‘Light Between Oceans’ Gets September Release

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Disney has set an awards-season release date of Sept. 2 in the U.S. for the drama “The Light Between Oceans,” starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz.

“The Light Between Oceans” is based on the debut novel by M.L. Stedman, published in 2012, in which an Australian returns home after fighting in World War I and moves with his wife to an isolated lighthouse on the coast of western Australia. They informally adopt a baby girl who has washed up in a lifeboat.

DreamWorks acquired the movie rights to the novel in 2012, with “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford producing and Derek Cianfrance (“Beyond the Pines”) directing. Participant Media co-produced the film, which was shot in Australia in 2014.

“The Light Between Oceans” is the final DreamWorks title to be released by Disney under the five-year output agreement. DreamWorks titles are now handled through Universal under the new Amblin Partners deal announced in December.

Fassbender was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for “12 Years a Slave.” Vikander has been nominated for best supporting actress for “The Danish Girl.” Weisz won the best actress Oscar for 2005’s “The Constant Gardener.”

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  1. JamieLee says:

    What a pair of PR monkies hanging onto each other for dear life because of award season & to rescue a movie they got miscast in .. Fame has really gone to their heads if they can even remotely think they have a chance in pulling this off, FAKE FAKE FAKE all the way! No way this pair are getting oscars this year with all that ass and no class!

  2. Charlie G says:

    After she bagged out Kate Winslet and Michael Fassbender in her latest whinge and whine session via Kpopstarz there’s just no way any self respecting person would go and see this it’s such a sham built around the hook up of two people thrown together in the same household all for the sake of PR .. The director obviously has no shame and preys on such performing monkeys.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I never picked Michael Fassbender as a sellout either. His attributes and film profile WAS epic but after he promised to never sellout now all of this over the past year I have no praise for him anymore he has cheapened his image by laying onto some cheap and convenient PR and just have not been able to take him seriously since!

  4. Eve says:

    Omg seriously sooo over these guys and their PR relationship being splashed across the media all for the sake of attention seeking .. Never thought Michael Fassbender could ever think that little of himself that he would have to attach himself to a child actress for attention

  5. Michael Fassbender received a second Oscar nomination for Best Actor in Steve Jobs. Please update your info on him.

  6. Justine says:

    Rachel Weis would be amazing she’s such a strong woman and actress but I think you are right not one movie should ever solely rest on a single persons shoulders no matter how great they are like Rachel & Michael both are!!

  7. Sam says:

    Despite what he’s been nominated in don’t think that’s going to be enough to carry the film.. Seems like it’s all resting on his shoulders .. Not sure this film should have even been given a release date may have been better if it just got released quietly on dvd…

  8. Suzy says:

    Fassbender is also nominated for best actor this year in Steve Jobs.

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