Gwyneth Paltrow--replacing Charlize Theron--will star opposite Nicole Kidman in Tomas Alfredson's drama "The Danish Girl" says Variety.
Based on the non-fiction book by David Ebershoff, Paltrow plays Gerda Wegener, a portrait painter in 1920s Copenhagen who asked her husband Einar 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 longer exists.
Alfredson is directing from a script by Lucinda Coxon.
Kidman, Gail Mutrux, Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman, and Per Saari will co-produce the pic.