Danish Girl: Oscar-Winner Eddie Redmayne as Transgender

The first trailer of Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne’s transgender drama The Danish Girl is released.

“I believe that I am a woman,” Redmayne tells his wife. “And I believe you too,” she says supportively.

Redmayne portrays Danish artist Einar Wegener, later known as Lili Elbe — one of the first people to undergo a sex-change operation — in “The Danish Girl.”

The trailer begins with the early days of their marriage, when Wegener’s wife, Greta (played by Alicia Vikander), painted him in drag. The lines get blurred when Einar kisses a man in secret during an evening out with Greta.

“This is not my body, I have to let it go,” Einar says before undergoing a life-threatening sex-change operation.

Based on David Ebershoff’s 2001 novel of the same name, the film reteams Redmayne with his “Les Miserables” director, Tom Hooper. Lucinda Coxon wrote the screenplay.

Matthias Schoenaerts and Amber Heard also star in the 1920s-set romance drama.

The Danish Girl debuts at the Venice Film Festival this week and screens at the Toronto Film Festival in a few weeks before hitting theaters on November 27.