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12/10/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nicole Kidman To Play Transsexual Married To Charlize Theron

Nicole Kidman as the world's first post-op transsexual, married to Charlize Theron? You betcha.

The Australian actress will star in and produce "The Danish Girl," 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 a 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 metamorphosis and landmark 1931 operation that shocked the world and threatened their love.

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