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Eddie Redmayne To Portray Transgender Woman In 'The Danish Girl'

Brit actor Eddie Redmayne has proven to be quite the talent in recent years (not to mention being very easy on the eyes) and he'll be spreading his wings in, arguably, his most challenging role yet in The Danish Girl where he'll portray Danish painter Einar Wegener, who underwent sex-change surgery in 1930.

The Hollywood Reporter writes

The drama is based on the 2001 novel by David Ebershoff, which itself is based on the life of Danish painter Einar Wegener, who became the first man to undergo a sex-change operation.

The novel focused on a love story between Wegener (who later changed his name to Lili Elbe) and his wife, Gerda Gottlieb, also a painter.  

Lucinda Coxon wrote the script.

"The Danish Girl is an extraordinary love story and a story about finding your true self," Hooper tells THR. "I first read Lucinda's script when I was making The King's Speech and I was so moved by this true story. I have wanted to make the film ever since."    

Think Eddie has what it takes to pull this one off, Instincters?

 

(H/T: Pink News)

Comments

As one of the finest actors around I think he will rise to the challenge, and good on him for taking it on in the first place.

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