THE DANISH GIRL is an upcoming biographical drama film directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables), based on the 2000 novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. The film stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) as Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sexual reassignment surgery, Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) as Gerda Wegener, along with Matthias Schoenaerts as Hans Axgil and Ben Whishaw. It has been selected to be screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, and will be shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.