Toby Jones & Sienna Miller as Hitchcock & Tippi Hedren in 'The Girl'
by Ethan Anderton
March 20, 2012
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.
And here's the original photo that inspired the official first look still from the film:
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.
Love me a bit of Toby Jones but jeez, He looks nothing like Hitchcock...
Jo on Mar 20, 2012
Somehow the old photo looks way better.
George Caltsoudas on Mar 20, 2012
could at least have used prosthetics or make-up effects to make him vaguely resemble Hitchcock
Greatbritain2k3 on Mar 20, 2012
Hedren looks young, elegant and beautiful; Miller looks like a matron clutching her pearls. Jones is a disaster.
Berlin on Apr 19, 2012
Read both scripts. The McLaughlin/Reballo script for the movie with Hopkins is fantastic. The other one was tatty, sad and foul.
Arlen on Apr 20, 2012
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