Watch Eddie Redmayne in the first trailer for transgender biopic The Danish Girl

Oscar-winning acting Eddie is aiming high once again in this role.

EDDIE REDMAYNE

by Maria Vallahis |

Eddie Redmayne won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, and now he's setting the bar high for similar rewards for his role in *The Danish Girl. *

The trailer for Tom Hooper'**s film gives us a closer look at the based on a true story tale of Einar Wegener, one of the first people to undergo sexual reassignment surgery and become Lili Elbe.

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The film shows Lili's journey through the 1920s and stuck in a love triangle with wife and childhood friend, played by Alicia Vikander and Matthias Schoenaerts.

*The Danish Girl *also stars Ben Whishaw and Amber Heard.

Hooper spoke on his decision in choosing Eddie as the lead role, he told Screen Daily: “Eddie was really the person I wanted to make the film with, and I was very passionate about that.

“I was a great believer in him as an actor. I think also there’s a certain gender fluidity that I sensed in him, that I found intriguing and it led me to think he might be a really interesting person to cast in this role.

“I felt that there was something in him that was drawn to the feminine,” he added. “That was something that I felt he might be interested to explore further.”

What do you think of the trailer?

The Danish Girl will hit UK cinemas on January 1.

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