Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander Are Stunning in 'The Light Between Oceans' Trailer

After delivering the extremely poignant dramas The Place Beyond the Pines and Blue Valentine, director Derek Cianfrance is back to tug at your heartstrings again, this time with an adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s novel The Light Between Oceans.

The drama stars Fassbender and Vikander as a lighthouse keeper and his wife. The pair live in isolation out at the edge of the sea, but their lives are forever changed when they discover a child washed ashore on a lifeboat and decide to raise her as their own. Years later, the two encounter a grieving stranger (Rachel Weisz) who is actually the child's biological mother, and thus begins a wrenching drama of marriage and motherhood.

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are in the thick of awards season this year for their performances in "Steve Jobs" and "The Danish Girl," respectively, with the latter expected to win her first Oscar on Sunday night. But if the new stunning trailer for this year's "The Light Between Oceans" is any indication, both acting heavyweights could very well find themselves back in contention next year.

Watch the trailer here