Best Actor Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne tackles the role of artist Einar Wegener, one of the world’s first transgender women, in Working Title Films’ The Danish Girl directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech). Focus Features has set an awards season limited theatrical release date of November 27, 2015 for the dramatic film based on David Ebershoff’s novel.
Lucinda Coxon adapted Ebershoff’s book for the screen, with director Hooper, Gail Mutrux, Anne Harrison, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner producing. In addition to Redmayne, The Danish Girl cast includes Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, and Amber Heard.
Commenting on the release date, Focus CEO Peter Schlessel said, “In the tradition of Focus’ history of epic and moving love stories, The Danish Girl promises to be unforgettable. Tom Hooper is an extraordinary storyteller who always elicits beautiful performances from his actors. We are so pleased to be working with Eddie Redmayne again after our shared success with Working Title on The Theory of Everything.”
The Plot: “The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener (Redmayne and Vikander), whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe.”
-By Rebecca Murray
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