Paltrow to Play Kidman’s Wife in ‘The Danish Girl’

Gwyneth Paltrow will replace Charlize Theron in the movie adaptation of David Ebershoff’s novel about one of the first people to undergo a sex-change operation.

Theron recently quit the controversial film, in which she was slated to play the wife of artist Einar Wegener — opposite Nicole Kidman.

Paltrow will now play Kidman’s onscreen wife, Greta, in The Danish Girl. Kidman will also produce the film, which is being directed by Tomas Alfredson.

No reason was given for Theron’s departure.

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