Kid Like Jake, A: Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in Transgender Drama

Jim Parsons and Claire Danes will star as a married couple in the family drama A Kid Like Jake, based on the Lincoln Center play.

The story, about a couple trying to raise a 4-year-old-son who prefers to dress up as a princess instead of G.I. Joe, is relevant due to concerns about the rights of transgender youth in the US. On Wednesday, President Trump rolled back protections for transgender students to use public-school bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity.

“A Kid Like Jake” will be adapted by Silas Howard (known for the TV series “Transparent”), one of only a few transgender directors in Hollywood.

Daniel Pearle wrote the screenplay, based on his 2013 stage play, about the Brooklyn couple, trying to find the right kindergarten for their child and dealing with issues of gender identity.

Parsons and Todd Spiewak are producing the indie film through their shingle That’s Wonderful Productions along with Eric Norsoph.

The project represents the first leading role in a movie for Parsons (CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory”) who can be seen in a supporting part in Hidden Figures.

Danes is currently starring in the sixth season of Showtime’s Homeland.