Gemma Arterton and Eva Green will star in Vita &
Virginia, which will tell the story of the love affair between
writer Virginia Woolf and poet and novelist Vita
Woolf and Sackville-West first met in 1922, and began what would
become a decade-long affair, although the writers were
both married at the time.
Their romance inspired Woolf's 1928 novel Orlando.
Speaking of their relationship, Vita Sackville-West's son, Nigel
Nicolson, said the book was a "most charming love letter".
"The effect of Vita on Virginia is all contained in Orlando," he
continued. "The longest and most charming love letter in
literature, in which she explores Vita, weaves her in and out of
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the movie will be
directed by Chanya Button and adapted from a play by Eileen
Green and Arterton played Bond girls Vesper Lynd and Strawberry
Fields in back to back 007 movies Casino Royale and Quantum of
Mike Goodridge, CEO of production company Protagonist Pictures,
said: "We just love this witty and evocative screenplay by Eileen
Atkins and Chanya Button. This is a playful and sexual Virginia
Woolf, far removed from the gloom often associated with her, and
Vita Sackville-West is a vivacious and flamboyant character who
dominates high society in London in the 1920s."
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