The Daily Mail got ahold of the first official image from newly minted Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne's next movie, The Danish Girl, and it's quite a stunner. Redmayne, who won Best Actor at last Sunday's Academy Awards for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, looks poised to transform once again. The Danish Girl appears to be serious awards bait as it reunites the British actor with his Les Miserables director Tom Hooper.
The Danish Girl stars Redmayne as Einer Wegener, later Lili Elebe, one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery. The movie is based on David Ebershoff's novel of the same name and the story revolves around Wegener and her wife, Greta (played by rising starlet Alicia Vikander), who gained renown for her paintings of Einer dressed as a woman. Obviously, the surgery had immense implications for both husband and wife and the story promises to be filled with turmoil, not to mention bravery.