Magazine article Screen International

Elizabeth Debicki Replaces Eva Green in 'Vita & Virginia'

Magazine article Screen International

Elizabeth Debicki Replaces Eva Green in 'Vita & Virginia'

Article excerpt

Gemma Arterton also stars in Chanya Button’s Virginia Woolf period drama.

Elizabeth Debicki

Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia has re-cast and is gearing up to shoot from next month.

Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager) will star as Virginia Woolf in the story of the literary icon’s love affair with socialite Vita Sackville-West, who will be played by Gemma Arterton.

Debicki is replacing Eva Green, who was previously announced at Berlin Film Festival but has since left the project due to scheduling conflicts.

Isabella Rossellini has also joined the cast alongside Rupert Penry-Jones and Peter Ferdinando. Principal photography will start on location in Ireland in September.

Set in 1920s London, the film chronicles how, after their paths cross, the magnetic Vita decides the beguiling, stubborn and gifted Virginia will be her next conquest, no matter the cost.

UK deal

Thunderbird Releasing has taken UK rights to the film from sales agent Protagonist Pictures - the deal marks the distributor’s biggest UK acquisition since it rebranded from Soda Pictures in April this year.

The deal was negotiated between Protagonist’s George Hamilton and Thunderbird’s managing director Edward Fletcher.

Vita & Virginia is Button’s second feature after the well-received Burn Burn Burn, which had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in 2015 and later scored a global streaming deal with Netflix. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.