Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, The Danish Girl

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Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron are getting in bed together.

The two have signed up to star in the movie adaptation of David Ebershoff’s best-selling novel from 2000, The Danish Girl, their reps confirm.

Kidman will play real-life artist Einar Wegener, the world’s first postop male transsexual. Theron will take on the role of Wegener’s artist wife, Gerda.

Einar underwent a series of sexual reassignment surgeries beginning in 1930 after he began modeling as a female for his wife. The cross-dressing portraits became an instant hit.

Einar, who changed his name to Lili Elbe, died in 1931 of complications from the fifth surgery.

Anand Tucker (Shopgirl) will direct the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news. While preproduction has begun, no word on when cameras will start rolling.

Sexually adventurous roles are nothing new for Kidman and Theron. Both won Oscars for playing lesbians: Kidman as lesbian writer Virginia Woolf in The Hours and Theron as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster.

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