Exclusive First Look: Sienna Miller and Toby Jones as Hedren and Hitchcock in HBO's The Girl

Brit stars Toby Jones and Sienna Miller play Hollywood icons Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren in The Girl, an upcoming HBO movie about the relationship between the master of suspense and his notable leading lady.

And if you thought Hitchcock’s films were intense, Jones tells TVLine, wait until you see the legendary director’s obsession with then-showbiz neophyte Hedren unfold on screen.

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The actor, whose career includes The Hunger GamesMy Week With Marilyn and W.,  notes that Hitchcock first noticed the blonde beauty in a commercial and soon wanted no one but her to play The Birds’ lead Melanie – a part Hitchcock referred to as “the girl.”

“He knew every single aspect of filmmaking, and I think he thought, ‘Well, I’ll just make her into a good enough actress,” Jones says. “‘She has limitations as an actress, but I’m so able and so practical that I will be able to transform her to my needs.’”

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Hitchcock’s sense of power, and how the actress reacted to it during production of The Birds and Marnie, makes up the bulk of the HBO flick – which premieres Oct. 20. Until then, TVLine has your exclusive first look at some photos from the film. Give the pics below a glance and then hit the comments with your thoughts: Are you looking forward to The Girl’s pre-Halloween debut?

Comments (13)

  • Why is Toby Jones always the second guy to get the biopic? Or his is always the second one you hear about. First with Infamous/Capote and now this and the Anthony Hopkins Hitchcock film.

    Comment by Lena120 – July 31, 2012 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • These are my first thoughts exactly. He picks subjects that have been dormant for decades and signs up just as they become the hot ticket item

      Comment by Mína – July 31, 2012 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Infamous is better anyway imo. Capote is WAY overrated.

      Comment by Keenan – August 1, 2012 03:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • good point. he is a quality actor and he will give a quality performance. thats all that really matters :)

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      Comment by Sean – August 1, 2012 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Toby Jones but why does Alfred Hitchcock look like a troll.

    Comment by Josh – July 31, 2012 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks better than the recent pic of Anthony Hopkins as Hitch

    Comment by Simon Jester – July 31, 2012 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Toby Jones is a very good actor. That said, he looks nothing like Hitch. Hopkins looks waaaaaaay more like Hitchcock and will probably be a not better.

    Comment by Matt – July 31, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is this first movie anyone has made about Hitchcock and Tippi? It’s a super interesting subject, I’m excited to watch this. It ought to be good.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – July 31, 2012 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sadly they won’t be nominated for Emmys because of the stupid rule of combining lead and supporting TV movie performers into one category.

    Comment by Jinjeon – July 31, 2012 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this is going to be so good…Sienna Miller is fantastic. Toby Jones is fantastic. When you add them with HBO = quality filmmaking

    follow me on twitter: @soldak13

    Comment by Sean – August 1, 2012 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I worked with both of them on this film. They are true class. Sienna’s talent is so effortless and Toby is such a focussed man. Julian, the director, really knows what he’s doing. Can’t wait!!

    Comment by CBjust fornow – August 20, 2012 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • sienna looks like princess GRACE OF MONACO

    Comment by JAYPEE MALHERBE. – October 1, 2012 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hitchcock followers will get an unexpected eyeful when they see this movie and it isn’t particularly nice. Very good performances from all cast members.

    Comment by Jack Spicer – October 30, 2012 08:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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