Eddie Redmayne Starring in Sex-Change Drama ‘The Danish Girl’

Eddie Redmayne Starring Sex-Change Drama 'The

British actor Eddie Redmayne will star in Working Title’s romance drama “The Danish Girl,” a film inspired by one of the first men to undergo a sex-change operation.

The project will re-team Redmayne with director Tom Hooper, two years after they collaborated on “Les Miserables.”

The film will be based on David Ebershoff’s novel of the same name, a fictionalized account of the life of Danish painters Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. In 1930, Wegener underwent the surgery and became Lili Elbe.

Lucinda Coxon adapted the screenplay.

Producers are Hooper, Gail Mutrux through her Pretty Pictures, Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman and Working Title’s Erik Fellner and Tim Bevan.

Hooper’s is repped by ICM Partners and Independent Talent Group in the U.K.  Redmayne is repped by CAA and manager Gene Parseghian.

The news was first reported by Deadline.com.


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  1. Miranda says:

    This movie is dead in the water before it begins! How could they pass up on Nicole Kidman for Sex-Swap Eddie? My god they are going to get this soooo wrong. eek!

  2. This article does not follow journalistic standards for reporting on the lives of trans people. Elbe should be referred to using female pronouns, including when referring to her life pre-transition. There are numerous other issues with this article as well.

  3. Tim says:

    Lili Elbe was born Einer Wegener. She had her name legally changed. She was also intersex, not a cisgender male as this post states. You’re misgendering her and using the wrong pronouns. She also had gender confirming surgery not a sex change.

  4. enn says:

    Not interesting without Nicole Kidman.

  5. Very disappointing news. How come Nicole Kidman not involved in this movie any more? I remember, she was about to play a main role in this movie… but it seems, that`s not gonna happen:( Too bad!

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