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Just in time for Halloween, HBO brings us The Girl starring Sienna Miller and Toby Jones.
Miller plays Tippi Hedren (today appears to be my Hitchcock blonde day) and the movie depicts her plight at the hands of Alfred Hitchcock, who directed her in The Birds and Marnie. According to this version of events, Hedren was harassed and essentially black listed after she failed to acquiesce to an affair with the Psycho filmmaker.
I will be tuning in because as a child I was absolutely horrified by the story of Hitchcock sending Tippi’s daughter, then 8-year old Melanie Griffith, a doll of her mother. Inside a COFFIN. Let’s hope in 50 years Rooney Mara doesn’t have her own docudrama.
Anyway, its been awhile since I’ve seen Sienna Miller who has been flying pretty low since giving birth three months ago. She was photographed earlier today in NYC’s Central Park with her bundle of joy. Coincidence or publicity still? Only management knows for sure.
Hitchcock will also be the subject of a theatrical release starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. This one explores the relationship between the director and his wife, particularly during the making of Psycho.
The Girl will premiere on HBO on October 20, 2012.
Hitchcock is scheduled for release on November 23, 2012.