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.