Gwyneth Paltrow joins The Danish Girl

Gwyneth Paltrow has agreed to join the cast of The Danish Girl, which Thomas Alfredson is directing.

Nicole Kidman has been attached for a while to the tale of Einar Wegener, who became the world's first post-operative transsexual, and Greta, the wife who supported him.

Kidman will play Einar both sides of the op and Paltrow is signed up to play Greta, a portrait painter who first experienced her husband's gender issues when he stepped in for a female model she was working with.

He ended up becoming Lilli, and Greta stood by him until she realised that the man she married no longer exists.

There's no word on exactly when Alfredson will start directing as the film is still locking down financing, but with the star power attached, it should get going early next year.

[Source: Variety ]

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