Nicole Kidman will both star in and produce the biopic “The Danish Girl” with Aussie actress set to play one of the world’s first receipients of sex reassignment surgery says The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on the true story of Danish artists Einar and Greta Wegener, the story follows their rocky marriage which took a sharp left turn after Einar (Kidman) stood in for an female model that Greta (Charlize Theron) was set to paint.
When their portraits become wildly popular in 1920s Copenhagen, Greta encouraged her husband to adopt the female guise.
What began as a harmless game led Einer to a metamorphosis and landmark 1931 operation that shocked the world and threatened their love.
Lucinda Coxon has adapted David Ebershoff’s 2001 bestseller for the feature which Anand Tucker (“Shopgirl”) will direct. Gail Mutrux and Neil LaBute are producing.