Academy award winner Eddie Redmayne plays transgender artist Lili Elbe in the first trailer for Tom Hooper's 'The Danish Girl.' Watch trailer.
The trailer for 'The Danish Girl', which is inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener is here!
The upcoming drama stars Edide Redmayne as Einar, one of the first known recipients of sexual reassignment surgery.
'The Danish Girl' also stars Alicia Vokander as Einar's wife, Gerda, who was also an artist. Others in the movie are Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts.
Based on the novel of same name by David Ebershoff, 'The Danish Girl' is produced by Gail Mutrux and Anne Harrison, and directed by Academy award winner Tom Hooper.
In early 1920s Copenhagen, the illustrator and artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) asks her husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) to stand in for a female model.
The popularity of the portraits leads to Gerda painting her husband in further pictures as a woman. Einar develops an attraction for a female physical appearance and begins living as a woman named Lili Elbe.
Ultimately Elbe becomes the first ever recipient of male to female sex reassignment surgery, and Gerda supports her decision, although their marriage becomes strained when Gerda comes to the realization that Lili is no longer the person she married.
A childhood friend of Einar, Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and forms a complex love triangle with the couple.
Redmayne recently won the 'best actor' Oscar award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything.