Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Amber Heard considers The Danish Girl

Tom Hooper followed up The King's Speech (2010) with Les Misérables (2012), but since then he's been trying to find his next project. Word comes via Deadline that he has been busy developing The Danish Girl, and has Amber Heard (The Rum Diary) in talks for a role.





The Danish Girl finds Hooper re-teaming with Les Misérables Eddie Redmayne for a film inspired by a true story. Based on a 2000 bestseller by David Ebershoff, it will 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 (Anna Karenina) is already attached to co-star as Wegener's wife, Gerda, while Heard is circling the role of Oola.

Currently scripted by Lucinda Coxon (Wild Target), this one has been developing for a few years, with Nicole Kidman (Stoker), Gwyneth Paltrow (Contagion), Charlize Theron (Prometheus) and director Tomas Alfredson (Let The Right One In) all attached at various points.

As for Heard, she recently worked on London Fields, The Adderall Diaries and has a role in Gregory Jacobs' (Wind Chill) Magic Mike XXL.

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