According to Deadline, Transparent's Hari Nef will play the title role in a new biopic about Candy Darling, a trans legend and Andy Warhol's inspiration.
Transparent's Stephanie Kornick will pen the script for the unnamed biography.
Darling was a transgender actress from New York who gained recognition after Warhol saw her in Jackie Curtis' play Glamour, Glory and Gold.
She was chosen by Warhol for his 1968 stage comedy Flesh and Women In Revolt after witnessing her perform as Nona Noonan.
Darling went on to star in independent movies like Silent Night, Bloody Night, despite the fact that she was discouraged by the many rejections she received in her attempts to break into mainstream cinema.
The role of Gittel in Transparent was Nef's big break, and it earned her a 2016 SAG Award nomination.
She later became the first trans woman to be signed to IMG Models and the first trans woman to debut on the cover of a British magazine.
Nef has gone above and above in her preparation for the part, speaking with Darling's friends, reading her journals, and poring through historical plays from theatre archives that Darling has performed on stage.
The biopic will be executive produced by Zackary Drucker (Transparent, Lady and the Dale).
Producers include Christian D. Bruun, Louis Spiegler, and Katrina Wolfe. The film is still looking for a director. No other production or casting details are known at this time.