and Charlize Theron
have signed on to star in “The Danish Girl
,” film 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 (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 drastic transformation and landmark 1931 operation that shocked the world and threatened their love.
, (Shopgirl,) is attached to direct the feature. Writer Lucinda Coxon
adapted the screenplay from David Ebershoff
‘s 2000 bestseller.
Nicole Kidman will also produce the film and will next be seen in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming romantic drama “Australia.”
Pre-production has begun on the indie film, but no details on a principal photography start date have been revealed.