EXCLUSIVE: British director Chanya Button (Burn Burn Burn) is set to direct Dame Eileen Atkins’ script Vita and Virginia which chronicles the romance and friendship between authors Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. Mirror Productions’ Evangelo Kioussis will produce alongside Katie Holly of Blinder Films and Simon Baxter who will serve as EP. Button’s BIFA-nominated debut feature film Burn Burn Burn was backed by Creative England and made its world premiere at the London Film Festival last year. That dark comedy starred Laura Carmichael, Chloe Pirrie and Jack Farthing (“Poldark”). Pic recently screened at the Seattle Film Festival in Official Competition, and Button won the BFI LOCO Film Festival’s Discover Award for an outstanding debut feature back in April. Button is also attached to direct Shore, a postapocalyptic sci-fi pic written by Melissa Iqbal and produced by Kitty Kaletsky of Midnight Road Entertainment.
Button is represented by Sayle Screen and Sarah Putt Associates in the UK, and UTA and Circle of Confusion in the US.