2015 will be filled with some ridiculously-sized blockbusters, and while those are all well and good, I’m definitely going to be keeping an eye on The Light Between Oceans. The story takes place on a remote Australian island following World War I and “follows a lighthouse keeper and his wife who are faced with a moral dilemma when a boat washes ashore with a dead man and an infant. When they decide to raise the child as their own, the consequences are devastating.” The adaptation of M.L. Stedman‘s debut novel is being directed by Derek Cianfrance, who previously helmed the haunting Blue Valentine and the powerful, family epic The Place Beyond the Pines. Furthermore, he’s attracted yet another talented cast. Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are attached to play the lighthouse keeper and the wife with Rachel Weisz in talks to play the child’s mother.
That’s a lot of talent for one film, and it looks like it will start filming in September. Hit the jump for more.