As reported by THR, the movie will follow the story of how, ‘Virginia Stephen married Leonard Woolf in 1912, and then met socialite 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 letters and diary entries. After their affair ended, they remained friends until Woolf’s death in 1941. Green will play Woolf while Arterton will play Sackville-West.’
While Woolf is now the more famous of the two, in their heyday Vita was just a well known, refusing to accept ‘a women’s role’ and becoming a prolific poet, novelist, journalist and even garden designer. She was also bisexual and Woolf was just one of her lovers, both male and female. Sackville-West is also renowned as the inspiration for Woolf’s eponymous protagonist in Orlando: A Biopgraphy.
It’s not clear when the film will shoot, but the movie is currently looking for buyers at the Berlin Film Festival.