Matthias Schoenaerts Joins Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl

He'll get arty with Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander

Matthias Schoenaerts Joins Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl

by James White |
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Les Misérables director Tom Hooper has already been building quite the cast for his latest project, true-life tale The Danish Girl. He’s just added Matthias Schoenaerts to the impressive line-up.

The Danish Girl finds Hooper re-teaming with Les Mis’s Eddie Redmayne for a film inspired by a true story. Based on a 2000 book by David Ebershoff, and scripted by Lucinda Coxon, it’ll chronicle Danish painter Einar Wegener's life as he became the first man to undergo a sex change operation in the early 1930s, becoming Lili Elbe. Alicia Vikander is already attached to co-star as Wegener’s wife, Gerda, while Amber Heard has role of Oola.

As for Schoenaerts, nothing has been announced about his role yet, according to Deadline. Schoenaerts has several films coming up on his schedule, including Far From The Madding Crowd (out here on May 1), Close Protection, A Bigger Splash, and Galveston, which is still in development.

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