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Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children) and Gemma Arterton (The Girl With All The Gifts) have been set to play Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West in an upcoming drama exploring the love affair between the two authors.
THR reports that the film, titled Vita and Verginia, will explore the sexual relationship between the two, which lasted close to a decade after they first met in 1922. Sackville-West would serve as the inspiration for Woolf’s acclaimed 1928 novel Orlando.
Vita & Virginia will be directed by Chanya Button (Burn, Burn, Burn), from a script by Eileen Atkins, who has adapted her own 1992 stage play of the same name. Katie Holly of Blinder Films (Love & Friendship) and Evangelo Kioussis (Pandorica) of Mirror Productions are producing, while Green and Arterton will executive produce. »
- Gary Collinson
Following up his harrowing debut Eyes of My Mother, according to Variety, director Nicolas Pesce has just finished wrapping his new film Piercing with stars Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott (James White). An adaptation of Ryu Mirakami’s novel, the film follows Abbott’s crazed protagonist who plans on murdering an unsuspecting call girl at a hotel. Unfortunately for him, he becomes allured by the mysterious woman who shows up (Wasikowska), which starts a dangerous game of chance and chase. Mirakami’s works are often dense and psychological, and it will be interesting to see how Pesce handles the material.
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- Mike Mazzanti
Green is to play Woolf and Arterton is cast as Vita Sackville-West in Vita & Virginia, a film about the writers’ years-long relationship
Eva Green and Gemma Arterton have been cast in the lead roles of Vita & Virginia, film about the romantic relationship between Bloomsbury Group novelist Virginia Woolf and writer-gardener Vita Sackville-West.
Directed by Chanya Button and adapted from Eileen Atkins’ play, the production was announced last July. Now it has been revealed that Green (last seen in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), will play Woolf and Arterton (due to appear in the wartime romcom Their Finest) will play Sackville-West.
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- Andrew Pulver
Hot off the presses at Berlin, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Gemma Arterton and Miss Peregrine star Eva Green are set to headline Vita & Virginia, a love story designed to chronicle the romance and friendship between Virgina Woolf and celebrated author Vita Sackville-West.
It’s still early, early days for the project, but we understand British writer-director Chanya Button (Burn, Burn, Burn) is at the helm, directing from a script penned by Eileen Atkins. THR notes that Atkins’ own two-character play will serve as inspiration, which followed the pair’s passionate lesbian romance in 1920s London. Lasting for more than a decade, their love affair inspired Sackville-West’s novel Orlando, and now Gemma Arterton will be the one portraying the historical figure on the big screen. Eva Green, meanwhile, will take point as the great Virgina Woolf.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that Vita & Virginia will be caught »
- Michael Briers
It’s been confirmed this morning that both the astonishingly talented actors Eva Green and Gemma Arterton will star together in Vita & Virginia for Protagonist Pictures. Directed by Chayna Button, the film will explore the true life relationship and love affair concerning the literary icon Virginia Woolf and author Vita Sackville-West. Eileen Atkins will provide the script which is based on her own... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
The movie tracks the friendship and love affair between Virginia Woolf (Green) and Vita Sackville-West (Arterton), which formed the inspiration for Woolf’s novel “Orlando.”
Button commented: “Focusing on the time in 1927-8 during which Woolf wrote ‘Orlando,’ the novel their relationship inspired, ‘Vita & Virginia’ will be a visceral love story, a vivid exploration of creativity, and an energized perspective on one of our most iconic writers.”
Button added: “We so often associate women of the past with oppression, bound by the duties of marriage, propriety and domesticity; but what ‘Vita & Virginia’ offers is an example of a relationship where bold, brilliant women bent these institutions to their will at great personal cost.”
Button, who made her feature debut in 2015 with “Burn Burn Burn, »
- Variety Staff
Protagonist Pictures has boarded sales on the project and will launch to buyers at this week’s European Film Market in Berlin.
Set in the 1920s, the film will depict the passionate love affair between English novelist Woolf (Green) and socialite Sackville-West (Arterton), which inspired the former to write her novel Orlando.
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8 February 2017 1:12 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Virginia Stephen married Leonard Woolf in 1912, and then met socialiate and author Vita Sackville-West, wife of Harold Nicolson, in 1922. They began a sexual relationship that lasted nearly a decade, as shown in their various »
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