Just towards the start of the year, Eddie Redmayne delivered a stellar performance in the stellar The Theory of Everything, snagging all sorts of Awards for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking. Well, he has undergone yet another transformation, this time for The Danish Girl - which has just received a first trailer and a couple of posters.

Acclaimed director Tom Hooper, responsible for films such as The Kings Speech and Les Miserables, takes the helm for The Danish Girl - based on a true story but also inspired by David Ebershoff's hit novel. Eddie Redmayne stars as the transgender Lili Elbe, the first person to receive sex reassignment surgery, and Alicia Vikander joins as Elbe's wife Gerda Wegener.

This evening, Focus Features have debuted the first trailer for the forthcoming film and it's stunning. The reveal sets up the premise nicely and does a wonderful job of introducing us to the characters and giving us a good idea as to the tone and drama of this project. Redmayne looks to be giving another incredible performance but it's Vikander who really steals the spotlight here, as Lili's wife. This will be the actress' sixth role to release this year alone but, considering how talented she is, that's only a good thing.

The trailer is beautiful, emotional and dramatic and stunning; it will really tug at the heartstrings and this is only a 2 minute trailer - just imagine how powerful the actual film will be! The film is releasing at the start of next year too, just in time for Awards season. And, based on the first trailer, The Danish Girl looks like it's going to be a big contender. Not only is Hooper the perfect man to direct such a film but it looks as though Redmayne and Vikander knock it out of the park and I'm excited to see them work together. Expect Oscars.

Here's the film's official synopsis:

Based on the book by David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [The Theory of Everything] and Alicia Vikander [Ex Machina]), and directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

With Tom Hooper at the helm, and starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw and Mattias Schoenaerts, The Danish Girl opens here on January 1st, 2016.

Check out the trailer below, along with some great new character posters:

 


 

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Awais Irfan
Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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