Paltrow joins Kidman in ‘Girl’

Actress added to 'Danish' adaptation

Gwyneth Paltrow will join Nicole Kidman in “The Danish Girl,” an adaptation of the David Ebershoff novel that tells the story of a relationship between the first post-operative transsexual, Einar Wegener, and his wife, Greta.

Thomas Alfredson (“Let the Right One In”) is directing a script by Lucinda Coxon. Gail Mutrux, Anne Harrison and Linda Reisman are producing, along with Kidman and Per Saari.

Story revolves around a man’s transformation after his wife, a portrait painter, asks him to stand in for an absent female model. Einar begins a metamorphosis into Lili after he slips on a dress, stockings and woman’s shoes.

Kidman had already been attached to play Einar, and Paltrow will play Greta, who stood by her partner through the sex-change operation, finally letting go when she realized the man she married no longer exists. .

Footprint Investments is financing, and international sales are being handled by Kathy Morgan at KMI. Pic is a coproduction between Pretty Pictures in association with Harrison Productions and Blossom Films.

Paltrow most recently wrapped “Iron Man 2,” which opens May 7.

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