Focus Features and Working Title Films will release Eddie Redmayne’s transgender drama “The Danish Girl” in the heart of awards season, as the companies have announced a Nov. 27, 2015 date in New York and Los Angeles.
“The Danish Girl” is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener, whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar (Redmayne) begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe.
Lucinda Coxon wrote the adapted screenplay, based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. The film is being produced by Gail Mutrux through her company Pretty Pictures, Anne Harrison through her Harrison Productions banner and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, as well as Hooper. Linda Reisman serves as executive producer of “The Danish Girl” along with Ulf Israel of Senator Global Productions.
“In the tradition of Focus’ history of epic and moving love stories, ‘The Danish Girl’ promises to be unforgettable. Tom Hooper is an extraordinary storyteller who always elicits beautiful performances from his actors. We are so pleased to be working with Eddie Redmayne again after our shared success with Working Title on ‘The Theory of Everything,’” said Focus CEO Peter Schlessel.
Universal Pictures International will distribute “The Danish Girl” overseas.