The Danish Girl begins shooting, first image released

5th March 2015

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The Danish Girl, directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (Les Misérables) and starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) will be released in the US by Focus Features beginning on Friday 27 November and by Universal Pictures International overseas.

The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einer and Gerda Wegner (portrayed by Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander respectively) whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einer begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world's first transgender women, Lili Elbe.

The Danish Girl has been adapted into a screenplay by BAFTA Award nominee Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. The film’s cast also includes Matthias Schoenaerts (The Drop), Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), and Amber Heard (The Rum Diary).

The film’s producers are Gail Mutrux (Kinsey) through her Pretty Pictures production company, Anne Harrison (Two Family House) through her Harrison Productions, Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Tom Hooper. Linda Reisman is executive-producing The Danish Girl with Ulf Israel of Senator Global Productions.