Eva Green & Gemma Arterton to Star in Virginia Woolf Romance
According to The Guardian, Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) and Gemma Arterton (The Girl with All the Gifts) have been chosen to star in Vita & Virginia, a romantic Virginia Woolf biopic.
Vita & Virginia will center on the lesbian relationship between famed Bloomsbury Group novelist Virginia Woolf (Eva Green) and writer-gardener Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton), which lasted for over a decade starting in 1922. Their relationship was a direct inspiration on Woolf’s classic 1928 novel “Orlando.”
Based on the play by actress Eileen Atkins (Cold Mountain, Upstairs Downstairs), the film will be directed by Chanya Button (Burn Burn Burn) and produced by Katie Holly and Evangelo Kioussis.
Nicole Kidman previously won an Oscar in 2002 for portraying Woolf in The Hours, while both Lydia Leonard and Catherine McCormack portrayed the author in the 2015 BBC miniseries Life in Squares.
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