Toby Jones Does Hitchcock in Trailer and Pictures for HBO's 'The Girl'

Toby Jones and Sienna Miller in 'The Girl'
Toby Jones and Sienna Miller in 'The Girl'
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Directed by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) and starring Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren, HBO's "The Girl" centers on the making of Hitchcock's The Birds and the relationship between the director and his star based on Donald Spoto's book "Spellbound By Beauty".

The film will debut on HBO on October 20 and along with Jones and Miller it co-stars Imelda Staunton, Carl Beukes and Penelope Wilton as it focuses on the director's obsessive relationship with his leading lady during the making of The Birds and Marnie. As he attempted to sculpt Hedren into the perfect Hitchcock blonde of his imagination, he became obsessed with the impossible dream of winning the real woman's love. Her rejection of his misguided attempts only added to his obsession, putting both their careers and personal lives in jeopardy.

Today I bring you eight pictures from the upcoming film along with the first trailer

  • AS

    Feels more like a caricature than a performance.

  • jaybob

    This just proves to me that people on the net should really stop arm chair casting movies. I've seen lots of people on forums suggest that Toby Jones would have made a better Hitchcock than Anthony Hopkins. This trailer proves them wrong.

  • Nick

    this will be the second time that Toby Jones portrays a well known artist in a minor release against a much bigger release with a bigger actor in the same role.

  • Jordan B.

    Not too high on Toby Jones here; it seems that they went the Iron Lady route, where the acting is more imitation than true performance. But then again, this is just an early tease and we can't view his entire performance right now, so we'll wait to see.

    On the plus side, Sienna Miller looks positively stunning.