By Mandela Wells
Eddie Redmayne last year surprised many with his immersive and candid performance as Stephen Hawking In the Theory Of Everything. Even going as far as portraying his Motor Neurone Disease that plagued him for most of his life. Redmayne would go on to win the Oscar this year for Best Actor. Now Redmayne is back to give us a performance that is even more daring than Theory of Everything. The Danish Girl sees the 33 year old British actor playing Lili Elbe formerly known as Einar Wegener who was the first person to go forth with sexual reassignment surgery going from a man to a full fledged woman.
The trailer for the movie has been released and we are first introduced to Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) and their happy marriage. Gerda is a skilled painter and asks her husband to stand in for a female model in one of her paintings. The portraits turn out to be a hit and leads to Gerda continuously painting her husband in further pictures as a woman. As we see int he trailer Einar slowly begins to enjoy the idea of a female physical appearance. Einar begins putting on lipstick, fixing up his hair and wearing dresses. Einar fully becomes Lili Elbe and unfortunately it causes a strain between him and his wife. Even going as far as kissing another man (Ben Whishaw).
At the same time a suave young man named Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts) also takes a liking to Lili which complicates things even further as a love triangle forms. Gerda realizes that in more ways than one her husband is not the same as when she married him. We then go to scenes were they show the couple preparing for the surgery. The trailer ends with several colorful shots before showing one last shot of Lili Elbe.
The movie which is based on a true story is directed by Tom Hooper who collaborated with Redmayne for Les Miserables. Amber Heard and Sebastian Koch also round out the cast. Lucinda Coxon wrote the script and the movie will be set to hit theaters November 27th. Scroll down to check out the trailer.