Tomas Alfredson (“Let the Right One In”) is set to direct the Nicole Kidman-led sex-change drama “The Danish Girl” reports Variety.
Based on David Ebershoff’s novel, the true life story follows Danish painter Einar Wegener (Kidman) who in 1931 became the first person to go through a sex-change operation to become a woman.
Charlize Theron, who had been attached to play Wegener’s wife Gerda, has left the production. Lucinda Coxon adapted the script.
Alfredson will shoot ‘Girl’ shortly before he gets to work on a new adaptation of John le Carre’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”.