Toby Jones & Sienna Miller as Hitchcock & Tippi Hedren in 'The Girl'

March 20, 2012

The Girl

Lately we've been hearing about the casting for Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, a behind-the-scenes drama starring Anthony Hopkins as the titular filmmaker along with Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson and James D'Arcy. However, before that film gets of the ground, the Hitchcock centric film called The Girl is coming with Toby Jones as the iconic director and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren, the star of The Birds and Marnie. The BBC film chronicles the obsessive relationship Hitchcock had with the actress. Now we have a first look at Jones and Miller in full wardrobe in a recreation of a classic photo of the duo.

Here's the first look at Julian Jarrold's The Girl from The Daily Mail (via The Playlist):

The Girl - First Look

And here's the original photo that inspired the official first look still from the film:

The Girl - Photo Inspiration

The Girl is directed by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane, Red Riding: 1974) and written by Gwyneth Hughes (Miss Austen Regrets). The BBC is behind the film, so it won't get nearly the pomp and circumstance of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, but it looks like a film that we should see. After all, the last time Toby Jones was overshadowed by a competing film it was when Philip Seymour Hoffman got all the praise for Capote while Jones turned in a wholly praiseworthy and sadly ignored performance of the famous writer in Infamous with Sandra Bullock. We don't know when you'll be able to see this film yet, but stay tuned.

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  • Jo
    Love me a bit of Toby Jones but jeez, He looks nothing like Hitchcock...
  • Somehow the old photo looks way better.
  • Greatbritain2k3
    could at least have used prosthetics or make-up effects to make him vaguely resemble Hitchcock 
  • Berlin
    Hedren looks young, elegant and beautiful; Miller looks like a matron clutching her pearls.  Jones is a disaster.
  • Arlen
    Read both scripts.  The McLaughlin/Reballo script for the movie with Hopkins is fantastic.  The other one was tatty, sad and foul.




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