Eddie Redmayne’s ‘Danish Girl’ Set for Nov. 27

Focus Features has planned an awards-season launch for “The Danish Girl,” setting a Nov. 27 release for the film directed by Tom Hooper and starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.

The film will open in exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles.

The Danish Girl” is based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. Redmayne stars as Lili Elbe, one of the first-known recipients of transgender surgery. The story is set in 1920s Copenhagen.

Producers are Gail Mutrux through her Pretty Pictures production company, Anne Harrison through her Harrison Productions, Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Hooper. Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts also star.

Redmayne won the lead actor Oscar for Working Title’s “The Theory of Everything,” which has grossed more than $100 million worldwide.

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