Eddie Redmayne is Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl” Trailer


Earlier this year, Eddie Redmayne’s name was buzzing around everyone’s conversations during Oscar season for his work as Stephen Hawking in “Theory of Everything.” It’s safe to say no one was shocked when he won best actor. And if the trailer for “The Danish Girl,” is any indication, it looks as though things might turnout the same next year with his portrayal of Lili Elbe –the first ever recipient to receive male to female gender reassignment surgery.

Directed by Tom Hooper (Yep, Redmayne and Hooper together again after “Les Miserable”), “The Danish Girl” tells the complicated love story inspired by the  lives of artists Einer (Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alice Vikander). After dressing up as a woman- later named Lily – to model for his wife’s painting, Einar comes to terms with the long repressed feelings had of being born into the wrong sex. As Lili makes a public emergence, their marriage is tested while Gerda tries to come to terms with her new reality.

After screenings at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, the film has received positive reviews, and even a ten minute standing ovation in Venice. “The Danish Girl” will hit select theaters November 27, 2015. Check out the trailer below.

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