by: Maggie Loyal
Matthias Schoenaerts has signed on to the cast of THE DANISH GIRL. The drama, directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), tells the story of real-life Danish painter Einar Wegener who, in 1931, became the first man to undergo a sex-change operation. His wife Greta, also a painter, first discovers her husband’s affinity for feminine attire when he sits in for one of her models, ultimately encouraging him on his journey. Eddie Redmayne stars alongside Alicia Vikander.
Schoenaerts has several projects in the works with formidable casts, including Far from the Madding Crowd with Carey Mulligan and Juno Temple, the crime drama A Bigger Splash with Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton, and the drama Close Protection with Diane Kruger.