Focus Features has set a November 27 platform release date for The Danish Girl the Tom Hooper movie that stars Oscar Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne along with Matthias Schoenaerts, Alicia Vikander and Amber Heard. The pic, inspired by the novel written by David Ebershoff, is a love story about Danish painters Einar Wegener (Redmayne) and his wife Gerda. In 1930, Wegener was one of the first men ever to undergo operations to become a woman.
The pic is a reteam of Hooper with Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, who worked together on Les Miserables. Lucinda Coxon adapted the screenplay.
The Thanksgiving weekend frame already filling up with big titles, including Wednesday bows for Warner Bros’ Rocky Balboa revival Creed, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, Fox’s The Martian and others.
Also today, Fox Searchlight set a November 6 limited release for Brooklyn, the John Crowley-directed period drama it picked up at Sundance for $9 million. A young woman (Saoirse Ronan) in 1950s Ireland uproots and heads to Brooklyn, trying to forge a new life and find work and first love. Family tragedy brings her back to the Emerald Isle, where she is forced to make a heartbreaking choice between two men and two countries. Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent also star in the pic written by Nick Hornby based on Colm Toibin’s novel.
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