Disney is planning to kick off the awards-season this year with word today of a September 2nd release date being announced for Derek Cianfrance’s upcoming drama “The Light Between Oceans”.
Dased on M.L. Stedman’s 2012 novel, Michael Fassbender plays 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.
Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz also star in the film which was shot in 2014 and produced by David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford. It’s the final DreamWorks title to be released by Disney under the five-year output agreement with Universal now taking over that charge.