With the tough heartbreak of Blue Valentine and the multi-layered brilliance of The Place Beyond The Pines, Derek Cianfrance has already proved to be a worthwhile director for well-nuanced, hard-hitting narratives.

Judging the international trailer for the big-screen adaptation of M.L Stedman bestseller The Light Between Oceans, his third effort will be no less impactful and soulful in nature.

Revolving around a lighthouse keeper and his doting wife making the difficult decision of raising an abandoned baby in Western Australia, the film boasts the impressive trio of Michael Fassbender (starring in this year’s X-Men: Apocalypse), Alicia Vikander (Oscar-nominated for The Danish Girl) and Rachel Weisz (currently seen in Paulo Sorrentino’s Youth).

The Light Between Oceans will debut in UK cinemas next year (6th January 2017).