Focus Features has secured a prime awards season slot for the Working Title drama starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.

The Danish Girl will open in the US on November 27. Universal Pictures International handles territories outside the US.

The film reunites Redmayne and director Tom Hooper from Working Title’s Les Misérables. Redmayne just won the lead actor Academy Award for his turn as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, which has grossed more than $110m worldwide via Focus and Universal Pictures International.

The Danish Girl is a love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener. Redmayne portrays the former (pictured), who become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe.

Rounding out the cast are Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw and Amber Heard.

Lucinda Coxon adapted the screenplay from the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff.

Gail Mutrux produces through her Pretty Pictures alongside Anne Harrison via Harrison Productions, Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Hooper.

Linda Reisman is executive producer with Ulf Israel of Senator Global Productions.