First Look: Eddie Redmayne as Transgender Pioneer Lili Elbe in THE DANISH GIRL

Oscar 2015 Best Actor

The Oscar 2015 Best Actor winner, Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) is looking sweeter and lovelier than ever as transgender pioneer Einar Wegener, a.k.a. Lili Elbe in the first photo from Tom Hooper‘s film The Danish Girl slated for 2016.Based on the 2001 novel by David Ebershoff, the Lucinda Coxon-sripted drama follows the true story of painter Wegener, who was persuaded by his artist wife Gerda Waud (Alicia Vikander) to pose in women’s clothes after a model failed to turn up, which kickstarted his transition into Lili.

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl has been in the works for years with Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard and Charlize Theron, all potentially attached to play Elbe. The film also stars Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Ben Whishaw.

Image via Daily Mail.

The Danish Girl

Redmayne is not looking too shabby as a girl, he’s got a certain nice Jessica Chastain thing going on in that photo.