We’ve seen a couple brief teasers for The Girl, which describes the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. That was when Hitchcock (played here by Toby Jones) molded Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) as his latest icy blonde starlet, the latest “Hitchcock blonde” to follow actresses such as Grace Kelly, Eva Marie Saint, Janet Leigh, and Kim Novak. In the years that followed her films with Hitchcock, Hedren described a tense, difficult working relationship, and this film is based in part on her recollection. (Which is to say, don’t expect a particularly favorable portrait of the filmmaker.)
Now we’ve got the full trailer, which describes in brief how Hitch selected Hedren to star in the movie, after which he developed a sexual/romantic obsession with her. We see the director’s wife Alma Reville (Imelda Staunton) and the making of the technically demanding film, and there is a heavy, ominous air throughout. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2012 by Angie Han
The arrival of ever-so-slightly cooler weather can only mean one thing: After a long, lazy summer, it’s finally time to look ahead to the fall TV season. Today, we have new trailers for HBO Films’ The Girl, the third season of Boardwalk Empire, and the fifth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, all of which will debut within the next two months. Hit the jump to watch.
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Well, it’s a short tease, but here’s our first look at footage from The Girl, which is the first of two films dramatizing the career of Alfred Hitchcock. This one features Toby Jones as Hitch and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren, the model he chose to be the “new Grace Kelly,” beginning with her debut role in The Birds.
As we’ve seen images of Jones in this movie and Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock, the big question has been how both actors will do with Hitch’s voice and mannerisms. In the case of The Girl, this teaser suggests that Jones is doing a damn fine job. And there’s a great feeling to some of what we see here, to boot. Check out the footage below. Read More »
There are two Alfred Hitchcock films in production right now. One, Hitchcock, features Anthony Hopkins as the droll, rotund Master of Suspense, and focuses on the time Hitch spent making Psycho. We’ve seen some impressive looks at the makeup used to transform Hopkins into his subject, but we have yet to hear and see him in action.
The other film is The Girl, in which Toby Jones plays the director and Sienna Miller appears as Tippi Hedren, the model Hitch chose to make over into an icy blonde starlet to be a new Grace Kelly. We haven’t seen Jones in action, either, but now we’ve got a couple of new images of the two actors in character, with the shot above taken from a scene in which the two seem to be hitting the red carpet for the premiere of Hedren’s first film, The Birds. Read More »
Toby Jones is going to get a bit of good screen time this weekend as Claudius Templesmith in The Hunger Games. (Well, sadly, only a little bit of good screen time.) But we’ve got a new pic of Jones in one of his next projects: The Girl, a BBC TV movie written by Gwyneth Hughes (Five Days), and directed by Julian Jarrold (Red Riding: 1974).
Jones plays Alfred Hitchcock in an account of the director’s turbulent professional and personal relationship between Hitch and model turned actress Tippi Hedren, who starred in The Birds and Marnie. Below is the first image of Jones as Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Hedren. Read More »
After years of development projects trying to get a movie about Alfred Hitchcock on the screen, two are coming close to fruition. The first is Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, based on Stephen Rebello‘s book of the same title. (Rebello co-scripted with Black Swan writer John McLaughlin.) The film has had Anthony Hopkins set to play Hitch for a while, and just moved from Paramount to Fox Searchlight. And now Helen Mirren will likely play Hitchcock’s wife Alma Reville.
Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) is directing this one, the subject of which should be pretty evident from the title, and THR says that this deal is still in early stages, but the film hopes to shoot in April.
After the break, part of the creation of The Birds will hit HBO and the BBC. Read More »
Paul Weitz is scripting and directing an adaptation of the Nick Flynn memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City and he has a hell of a cast assembled: Paul Dano plays Nick Flynn, who runs into his down and out father (Robert De Niro) while working at a Boston homeless shelter. Olivia Thirlby plays the romantic interest who gets Flynn the job at the shelter, and Julianne Moore is now onboard as well.
The info comes from a casting call looking for a stand-in for Julianne Moore, so we don’t have any official info on her role at this point, but something is likely to be out soon as the film starts shooting next week in New York City. (Edit: Deadline confirms the casting, but only says she has a ‘small role.’) The film is currently working under the shortened title Another Night in Suck City, but even that seems likely to change. [OnLocationVacations]
After the break, Catherine Zeta-Jones steps into the gambling film Lay the Favorite, and Sienna Miller is Just Like a Woman. Read More »
We’ll keep this one quick because, well, it’s another casting report about New Year’s Eve, the sorta-spinoff romcom from Valentine’s Day director Garry Marshall. The film already has Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Sofia Vergara, Halle Berry, Zac Efron, Jessica Biel, Michelle Pfeiffer, Abigail Breslin, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Bon Jovi, Seth Meyers, Til Schweiger and Sienna Miller set to appear.
Now The Wrap says that Josh Duhamel has signed on, but doesn’t specify his role. I know you’re on pins and needles. But wait! THR comes to the rescue, verifying that report and adding that he’ll be one of the leads, “a hopeless romantic who spends the day trying to get to New York in the hope of getting to a party in order to re-meet a mystery girl from the previous year.” Meanwhile Ice ‘Fuck tha Police’ Cube is in talks to play a NYPD cop who is working in some capacity with Hilary Swank’s character, the director of the Times Square celebration. And Ryan Seacrest has the best role of all: himself.
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