*Sniff* Did you smell that? It smells like an Oscar nomination is on the way for “The Danish Girl”!

Following the success of his breakthrough role as Stephen Hawking in 2014’s “The Theory of Everything“, English actor Eddie Redmayne is once again vying for Oscar voters’ attention through his role as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in Tom Hooper’s upcoming film, “The Danish Girl”.

Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl
Source: Focus Features

Though Redmayne’s performance in this year’s “Jupiter Ascending” is hindered by the questionable screenplay, he proved that he’s back on the prestige-picture track through this role.


The transgender drama, which is based on David Ebershoff’s novel of the same name, is inspired by the lives of Danish artists Einar and Gerda Wegener. It reunites Redmayne with his “Les Miserables” director, Tom Hooper.

Redmayne stars as Einar while Alicia Vikander, who recently appeared in “Man From The U.N.C.L.E.” plays his wife, Gerda. Einar and Greta’s marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become Lily Elbe, the world’s first transgender women. The film will chronicle his journey of being one of the first people in the world to undergo sex-change operation.

The 1920s-set romance drama also stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Amber Heard, Ben Wishaw.

Check out its first trailer below:

“The Danish Girl” will debut at the Venice Film Festival this week before it hits theatres on 27th November 2015.

For more information, visit the movie’s official Facebook page.

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