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

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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