Watch: First Trailer for 'The Danish Girl' Starring Eddie Redmayne
"You're different from most girls. I feel like I needed to ask your permission before I kissed you…" Focus Features has debuted the first official trailer for The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne as artist Lili Elbe, and Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener. This looks like a very emotional, very powerful follow-up from Tom Hooper, after Les Mis and The King's Speech. The thrilling cast also includes Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, Emerald Fennell and Sebastian Koch. The film is being billed as one of the first transgender stories, and it looks magnificent, very deeply influenced by love and connection. This will be hitting the festival circuit soon, so stay tuned for early reviews. People will be talking about this one.
Here's the first official trailer for Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl, from Fandango's YouTube:
The Danish Girl tells the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda, played by Alicia Vikander. This tender portrait of a marriage asks: What do you do when someone you love wants to change? It starts with a question, a simple favor asked of a husband by his wife on an afternoon chilled by the Baltic wind. Her portrait model has canceled, and would he mind slipping into a pair of women's shoes and stockings for a few moments so she can finish the painting on time. "Of course," he answers. "Anything at all." With that, one of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the twentieth century begins. The Danish Girl is directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper, from a screenplay written by Lucinda Coxon. The film will premiere at film festivals this fall before opening in select theaters on November 27th. Curious?
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ragethorn on Sep 1, 2015
Looks like a solid study on mental illness. And of course a delightful story about destroying a marriage and pandering to that almighty 3%. Trash.
Ubuq on Sep 1, 2015
"And I believe her too." I have a few transexual friends who do not support non-transgender actors playing transgender characters but Redmayne is such a solid performer and I am interested in seeing what Hooper has made.
Maxx on Sep 1, 2015
He got plowed!! I bet he got plowed!!!
Big Hairy Dick on Sep 1, 2015
Big Hairy Dick on Sep 1, 2015
This looks absolutely gut-wrenching. Hooper seems to excel at "one-and-done" type films. I have disliked Redmayne since his performance in THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, but it seems Hollywood won't allow him to go away, and on the contrary support the Hell out of him. So I suppose I will be forced to like him on screen.
DAVIDPD on Sep 1, 2015
Looks good but gosh they showed, yet again, so much progression of the story in the trailer
Wes on Sep 2, 2015
Alicia Vikander looks better than Eddie Redmayne in this trailer.
Aaron on Sep 2, 2015
...and Caitlyn Jenner. HEY-YOOOOO!
Mark Brackney on Sep 12, 2015
Trey on Sep 2, 2015
That looks interesting. I really wanna know what will happen with A. Vikander character on the end ...
shiboleth on Sep 3, 2015
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