The first trailer for ‘The Danish Girl’ looks stunning – but then again, we didn’t expect anything less from the director of The King’s Speech and Les Misérables, Tom Hooper.
The film, starring Eddie Redmayne as transgender artist Lili Elbe, has already been on everybody’s lips and sparked debate about the use of a non-transgender actor to play a transgender role.
Controversial as it may be, Redmayne’s performance looks like it will be a showstopper. So far, the model-turned-actor has proven to us just how versatile he can be – from the rebellious Marius in Les Misérables to the paralysed genius of Stephen Hawking, and now as an evocative, sensual and vulnerable human being grappling with their identity.
The world premiere for The Danish Girl will be 5 September at the 72nd Venice Film Festival.
Watch the trailer below: