Taylor Lautner is trading the dark, brooding woods of Forks, Washington for the sunny California coast in a new trailer for upcoming drama Run the Tide.

In the film, Lautner portrays Rey, a young man who’s been raising his younger brother Oliver ever since their mother (Unreal‘s Constance Zimmer) landed in prison on drug charges several years ago. When she’s released, she’s desperate for a second chance with her sons and hopes to rebuild the family she once had. Rey, however, has other plans, and with some help from Johanna Braddy (who also appeared on Unreal), flees his desert home with Oliver in tow to head to the California coast — and away from their mother.

The movie, set to be released Dec. 2, is directed by Soham Mehta. Watch the trailer above.