Eddie Redmayne Portrays Transgender Icon in First Trailer for ‘The Danish Girl’ (Video)

Focus Features drama opens in theaters Nov. 27

Last Updated: September 1, 2015 @ 7:25 AM

Focus Features released the first trailer for “The Danish Girl” on Tuesday.

The drama tells the true story of Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), who was one of the first people in history to receive gender reassignment surgery, and became a woman named Lili Elbe.

The film charts Wegener’s transition into Lili and how it affected his relationship with his wife, Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander).The film also stars Amber HeardMatthias Schoenaerts, and Ben Whishaw.

Tom Hooper, who won the Academy Award for directing “The King’s Speech,” directed the film. Lucinda Coxon wrote the screenplay, which was based on the book of the same name by David Ebershoff.

“The Danish Girl” opens in select theaters on Nov. 27.

Watch the trailer.