Gwyneth Paltrow to Play Wife of Transsexual Nicole Kidman in New Flick

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Gwyneth Paltrow has a gender-bending new role to add to her resume.

The actress, 37, has signed on to star in The Danish Girl opposite Nicole Kidman, in a role that brings the story of the first post-operative transsexual to the big screen.

According to Variety, Paltrow will join previously cast Kidman, 42, as Greta, the supportive wife of Kidman's Einar Wegener.

In the love story, Paltrow's portrait painter Greta asks her husband to stand in for a female model -- and encourages him to continue donning a dress and stockings after her portraits become increasingly more popular. When Einar transforms into Lili, Greta's original plan causes tension in their marriage.

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The Danish Girl does not yet have a release date.