Tippi Hedren was an unknown young model when director Alfred Hitchcock cast her as the lead in The Birds, his surreal 1963 avian-apocalypse thriller. The two had an infamously tense working relationship, with Hedren later alleging that Hitchcock ruined her career when she refused his sexual advances. HBO’s upcoming TV movie The Girl stars Toby Jones as Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Hedren. Based on the just-released trailer, it will feature enough recreations of famous movie sequences to satisfy the film buff crowd. Watch the trailer below:
Curiously, this isn’t the only behind-the-scenes-of-a-Hitchcock-classic movie on the horizon; next year bring’s Anthony Hopkins as the famous filmmaker in Hitchcock, which follows the making of Psycho. This could be a whole new subgenre! Who wouldn’t want to see a dramatized recreation of the making of Rope, shot entirely in one take? Or a movie about the making of The Man Who Knew Too Much, followed by a sequel about the making of the remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much?
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