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Sienna Miller and Toby Jones to star in Hitchock biopic drama THE GIRL

Sienna Miller (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Toby Jones (Red Lights, The Hunger Games, The Mist) are set to take on Hitchockian roles in a new film. Bloody Disgusting reports that they are set to star as Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock, respectively, in BBC Two drama, The Girl.

The film is being directed by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane), and will focus on Hitchcock’s “obsessive relationship with his The Birds star.” What makes this movie legit is that Hedren is giving interviews to writer Gwyneth Hughes, and Hitchcock biographer Donald Spoto is consulting on the film. Miller recently visited Hedren to discuss the project and they reportedly “got on like a house on fire.” Filming begins this week in South Africa and includes Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

Here is some background on Hitchock and Hedren:
Hitchcock was at the height of his fame and creativity when, in 1962, he chose an unknown fashion model to star in his most ambitious film – The Birds. But as he sculpted Hedren into the perfect Hitchcock blonde of his imagination, he became obsessed with the impossible dream of winning the real woman’s love. His failure arguably destroyed both of their careers.
I am a huge fan of Alfred Hitchock movies and am interested to see anything that takes me behind the scenes into his mind. Rear Window and North By Northwest are my favorite films of all time. What are your thoughts on this news?

 

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