Nicole Kidman will star in and produce The Danish Girl based on the true story of Danish artists Einar and Greta Wegener. Their marriage took a sharp left turn after Einar (Kidman) stood in for an female model that Greta, to be played by 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.
Anand Tucker (Shopgirl) is attached to direct the feature, adapted by writer Lucinda Coxon (Wild Target) from David Ebershoff’s 2000 Viking bestseller.