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Watch Eddie Redmayne's stunning portrayal of transgender trailblazer in first trailer for "The Danish Girl"

Redmayne plays Lili Elbe, the first transgender woman to undergo successful sex-reassignment surgery

Colin Gorenstein
September 1, 2015 8:21PM (UTC)

A first trailer for Tom Hooper's long-anticipated transgender love story "The Danish Girl," dropped today.

Riding on the success of his last Oscar-winning transformation into "The Theory of Everything's" Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne plays artist Lili Elbe, the first transgender woman to undergo successful sex-reassignment surgery. The film is based on David Ebershoff's historical novel of the same name, a fictionalized account of Elbe (born Einar Wegener)'s transition in the 1920s. Alicia Vikander (of "Ex Machina") stars in the film as Elbe's wife, alongside Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard and Sebastian Koch.


"The Danish Girl" is slated for limited release Nov. 27 and wide release in December.

Watch the trailer courtesy of Movieclips Trailers below:

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Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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