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Kidman and Paltrow cast in transgender story

Wed 11 Nov 2009 In: International News

Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow are set to play husband and wife as the true story of the world's first post-op transsexual gets a film treatment. Trans role: Nicole Kidman According to Variety magazine, Kidman will be in the role of Einar Wegener, a Danish artist who was born a man but went on the live as a woman, eventually undergoing a series of sex change operations. Wegner married illustrator Gerta Gottlieb - who will be played by Paltrow - in 1904, and the couple remained married until 1929, when the marriage was annulled since Wegener had transitioned. The film's script is based on the novel The Danish Girl, by David Ebershoff.    

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First published: Wednesday, 11th November 2009 - 11:07pm

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