The first poster for The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, is here. The film, which premieres in November, tells the story of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe.
The actor plays Danish artist Lili Elbe, who is believed to be the first person to undergo gender-reassignment surgery, in Germany in 1930. While we’ve already seen a few amazing photos of him as the transgender character, the first official poster for the much-anticipated film has just been released, revealing his incredible transformation yet again.
The film, about Lili’s desire to live her true life as the woman she was born as, comes at a pivotal time in society for the LGBTQ community—and, from what we’ve seen of the poster and heard about Redmayne’s commitment to the role, we’re presuming The Danish Girl will live up to the Oscar buzz it’s already getting.
But whether or not the actor ends up taking home a trophy (or many) for his work, Redmayne has already gained so much from playing this role. In an interview withOut magazine, the actor says he has so much more knowledge about the transgender community now, having realized that “gender is fluid. And also that it needn’t be labeled.”
“I absolutely salute her courage,” Redmayne says. “Hers is a very specific story, and it’s one that shouldn’t stand for everybody. But it is amazing what she’s gone through and how she’s done it.”