"Les Miserables" director Tom Hooper and actor Eddie Redmayne are reuniting for the upcoming adaptation of David Ebershoff's novel "The Danish Girl".
The story follows Greta Wegener, a portrait painter in 1920s Copenhagen who asked her husband Einar (Redmayne) to stand in for an absent female model. Slipping on a dress, stockings and woman's shoes began a metamorphosis into Lili. When the photos became wildly popular, Greta encouraged her husband to do more.
The harmless game evolved into something deeper - the landmark 1931 first sex-change operation that shocked the world and threatened their marriage. Greta finally let go when she realized the man she married no lnger exists.
The likes of Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow were previously set to star in the film which has been stuck in development for years. Hooper will helm from a script by Lucinda Coxon, and will also produce alongside Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Gail Mutrux, Anne Harrison and Linda Reisman.