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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Redmayne, Hooper for Danish Girl

Published 29/04/2014 | 12:57

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Eddie Redmayne is set to star in The Danish Girl

Eddie Redmayne will be reunited with Tom Hooper for the film adaptation of The Danish Girl.

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The actor and director worked together on the big screen version of Les Miserables and now Eddie has been cast in The Danish Girl, the story about the world's first sex change, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It is based on David Ebershoff's 2001 book about Einar Wegener, a Danish painter who was the first man to undergo a sex change and later renamed himself Lili Elbe.

The book focused on the love story between the painter and his wife, Gerda Gottlieb, who was also an artist.

Tom said: "The Danish Girl is an extraordinary love story and a story about finding your true self. 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."

The Danish Girl has been targeted for adaptation several times in the past, with Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rachel Weisz all considered for the two parts and Lasse Hallstrom, Tomas Alfredson, Neil LaBute and Anand Tucker the directors previously attached.

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