It took a long time to get off the ground, but the big screen adaptation of David Ebershoff's novel "The Danish Girl" is finally in production.  The fictionalized account Lili Elbe's life features Eddie Redmanye in the title role and reunites him with his "Les Miserables" director Tom Hooper.  The first image of this year's Best Actor winner as Elbe has now been revealed.

Elbe is known as being one of the first people to have sexual reassignment surgery (or at least have it publicly revealed).  The movie centers on her relationship with her wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) and how her transition affected their lives. 

The project has been in the works for years with Tomas Alfredson and Lasse Hallström both attached to direct at one time and Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard and Charlize Theron all potentially on board to play Elbe.

The film also features Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts and is expected to be released by Focus Features later this year.  So, yes, it's possible Mr. Redmayne will find himself with another invitation to the Dolby Theater next February.

You can find a larger version of the image here below.

Eddie Redmayne in THE DANISH GIRL


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