Deadline is reporting that Alicia Vikander is Tom Hooper’s choice to star opposite Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl. The Lucinda Coxon-scripted adaptation of the David Ebershoff novel is inspired by the story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his wife, and the love they shared even as he became the first man to undergo a sex change operation in 1931. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with Hooper, Anne Harrison, Gail Mutrux, and Linda Reisman.