Les Miserables' Eddie Redmayne to star in sex change drama
Eddie Redmayne is set to star as the first man to undergo a sex change in a new drama from Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper.
The British actor, 32, will play Danish painter Einar Wegener in a movie adaptation of the 2011 novel The Danish Girl, reports Deadline.
David Ebershoff’s book follows the fictional life of Wegener (later to become a woman, Lili Elbe, in 1930) and his wife Gerda Gottlieb.
"I was so moved by this true story, I have wanted to make the film ever since," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "The Danish Girl is an extraordinary love story and a story about finding your true self."
The forthcoming film will see Redmayne re-join Hooper two years after the pair collaborated on international success, Les Miserables. Hooper will also co-produce the Working Title project.