ACADEMY AWARD WINNER TOM HOOPER TO SHOOT “THE DANISH GIRL” IN COPENHAGEN06 Mar 2015, Posted by Uncategorized @en in
With an investment of 6 mio. DKK , Copenhagen Film Fund has succeeded in bringing one of the most anticipated film productions this year to Copenhagen. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander star
“The Danish Girl” is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener (being portrayed, respectively, by Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe. “The Danish Girl” has been adapted into a screenplay by BAFTA Award nominee Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. The film’s cast also includes Matthias Schoenaerts (“The Drop”), Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall”), and Amber Heard (“The Rum Diary”). The film’s producers are Gail Mutrux (“Kinsey”) through her Pretty Pictures production company, Anne Harrison (“Two Family House”) through her Harrison Productions, Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Tom Hooper. Linda Reisman is executive-producing The Danish Girl with Ulf Israel of Senator Global Productions. The film will be released in the US by Focus Features and by Universal Pictures International internationally.
Having dreamt about it for two years, Copenhagen Film Fund has now managed to secure a large scale international film production shooting in Copenhagen. Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech” and “Les Misérables”) is currently shooting Working Title’s love story “The Danish Girl” in the UK . Now it has also fallen into place that the production comes to Copenhagen. The production will film in Copenhagen for 10 days later this month, and the film’s two stars, Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”, “Les Misérables”) and Swedish Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair”, “Anna Karenina”) will also be in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Film Fund has invested 6 mio. DKK in “The Danish Girl” and has made it possible to shoot the movie in Copenhagen. CEO Thomas Gammeltoft says:
“The Danish Girl” is an amazing film project, and the fund is very happy that the movie is now being partly shot on location in inner Copenhagen where Einar Wegener lived. Ever since Copenhagen Film Fund was established, we have worked very hard to bring an international production to Copenhagen. And since we established the fund, and even long before, we have talked about “The Danish Girl”. But it only became possible with the establishment of Copenhagen Film Fund, where we were able to help with the funding. Today, funding is crucial as to where film- and tv productions go. But now we have succeeded, and that doesn’t just mean very valuable international branding to Copenhagen and Denmark, but also growth and new jobs. And the latter is very much the foundation of Copenhagen Film Fund.
Working Title Films, co-chaired by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner since 1992, is one of the world’s leading film production companies. Founded in 1983, Working Title has made over 100 films that have grossed more than $6 billion worldwide. Its films have won 12 Academy Awards, 41 BAFTA Awards, and prizes at the Cannes and Berlin International Film Festivals.
Most recently. Working Title produced “The Theory of Everything”, for which Mr. Redmayne last month won the Best Actor Academy Award and which also won three BAFTA Awards including Best Actor.
Universal and Working Title’s “Les Misérables”, for which Mr. Hooper was a Directors Guild of America Award nominee and in which Mr. Redmayne costarred, won three Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway) and was nominated for five more including Best Picture. Mr. Hooper won the DGA Award and the Academy Award as Best Director for “The King’s Speech”, which won three more Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor (Colin Firth), and was nominated for eight additional Academy Awards.