Abbie Cornish Talks THE GIRL, Relating to Her Character, The Remake of ROBOCOP, and More

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The indie drama The Girl features Australian actress Abbie Cornish in a tragic, heartfelt and ultimately hopeful performance as Ashley Colton, a single mother in Texas who is struggling with the loss of her son to Social Services.  When her path collides with a young girl from Mexico, she finds herself in the middle of a life-changing journey that forces her to confront and deal with the cycle of her past.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Abbie Cornish talked about how she came to be a part of this film, how easy she found this character to relate to, learning to speak with a Texas accent and in fluent Spanish (for which she had three months of lessons), how quickly she bonded with the young actress who plays Rosa (Maritza Santiago Hernandez), how intense the entire experience was, and the way she thinks things might have turned out for her character.  She also talked about how fun the experience of making the RoboCop remake was, told a funny story about co-star Gary Oldman in the airport, what it was like to work with paparazzi trying to get photos, how she hopes to shoot Fellini Black and White (about Federico Fellini) next, and what her dream role would be.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Director Julian Jarrold Talks THE GIRL, Finding the Right Actors to Play Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren, Showing Hitchcock in a Negative Light, and More

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Starring Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren, HBO’s The Girl tells the unnerving story of the director’s obsessive relationship with his leading lady, during the making of The Birds and Marnie, with stunning and spot-on performances from its two leads. As Hitchcock 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.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, director Julian Jarrold (Kinky Boots, Becoming Jane) talked about what made him sign on to direct The Girl, how nervous he was about showing someone as revered as Hitchcock in this light, why they decided to shoot in Cape Town, the challenges of casting actors to play Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren, breathing a sigh of relief over Tippi Hedren’s positive response to the film, and what makes him sign on to direct something.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Toby Jones Talks THE GIRL, the Process of Finding Alfred Hitchcock, THE HUNGER GAMES, HARRY POTTER, and More

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Starring Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren, HBO’s The Girl tells the unnerving story of the director’s obsessive relationship with his leading lady, during the making of The Birds and Marnie, with stunning and spot-on performances from its two leads.  As Hitchcock 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.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actor Toby Jones talked about how he approached playing the iconic filmmaker, what most helped him in bringing the mysterious and eclectic man to life, the process of finding the right look, working with his co-star Sienna Miller, what a relief it was to get Tippi Hedren’s support of the film, if he’s curious to see Anthony Hopkins’ performance of Hitchcock, his first exposure to the filmmaker’s work, and why he thinks there’s such a fascination with what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood.  He also talked about his involvement in the Harry Potter and The Hunger Games franchises, and how lucky he feels to have the career that he has.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

New Trailer for THE GIRL Starring Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren

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A new full trailer for the HBO film The Girl has landed online.  The pic examines legendary director Alfred Hitchcock’s (Toby Jones) obsession with his The Birds actress Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller).  We previously were treated to an amusing teaser for the film, but this full trailer is downright creepy in the way Hitchcock’s brooding fixation with Hedren is portrayed.  It looks like we’re going to see plenty of scenes that take place on the Birds set, as well as a strong performance from Miller.  I can’t yet tell if Jones’ performance as Hitchcock is the appropriate amount of creepy or just plain weird, but I’m eager to catch the full film when it premieres on HBO.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The Girl airs on HBO on October 20th.

First Teaser Trailer for THE GIRL Starring Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock

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We’ve got two Alfred Hitchcock feature films headed our way in the near future, but the first one out of the gate will be HBO’s The Girl.  A teaser trailer for the pic has been released, and we get our first look at Toby Jones and Sienna Miller in action as Hitchcock and his The Birds actress Tippi Hedren.  Directed by Julian Jarrold, the film examines the legendary director’s obsession with Hedren, and we’ll be seeing a rather unflattering side to Hitch’s personality.  Though this teaser is short, we get some of that “creepy Hitchcock” flavor, and Jones looks to be giving quite the performance.  I’m eager to see what route the full story takes and how much of the on-set antics from The Birds we’ll get to see play out.

Hit the jump to watch the teaser.  The Girl premieres on HBO on October 20th.

8 New Images of Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren in THE GIRL

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A couple days ago, a few new images from HBO’s upcoming Alfred Hitchcock-centered pic The Girl landed online.  They gave us some new promo-posed looks at Toby Jones and Sienna Miller as Hithcock and Tippi Hedren, but now HBO has provided us with a batch of images from the actual film, giving us some great looks at Miller in a few iconic poses from The BirdsThe Girl examines Hitchcock’s obsessive relationship with Hedren, and the film apparently doesn’t shy away from showing a less-than-appealing side of Hitch.  Though Jones may end up being overshadowed by Anthony Hopkins’ iteration of the filmmaker in the feature film Hitchcock, I’m eager to catch The Girl when it airs in just a few months.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  Directed by Julian Jarrold, The Girl premieres on HBO on October 20th.

New Images of Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren in THE GIRL

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We’ve got two Alfred Hitchcock-centric pics headed our way in the near future: one with Anthony Hopkins in the Hitchcock role, and another with Toby Jones taking on the persona of the legendary filmmaker.  The latter stars in an HBO film called The Girl, which examines Hitchcock’s obsessive relationship with his The Birds star Tippi Hedren.  We got our first impressive look at Jones and Sienna Miller in the lead roles a while ago, and now that production has wrapped a couple of new images have surfaced.  The two continue to look pretty damn similar to their counterparts, but it’s going to be seriously hard to top Hopkins’ incredible transformation for Hitchcock.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The Girl will premiere on HBO on October 20th.

First Image of Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren in THE GIRL

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Late last year we learned that Toby Jones had been tapped to play Alfred Hitchcock in a BBC2 film focusing on the director’s “obsessive relationship” with The Birds actress Tippi Hedren, and today the first image of Jones and Sienna Miller as Hedren has gone online. Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) is directing The Girl with Hitchcok biographer Donald Spoto onboard to ensure the film’s accuracy. Hedren has also been in contact with Jarrold and the production, though she recently expressed some concern:

“If I have one reservation about the film it is that I worry they will not portray me as as strong a character as I was – and still am. I had to be extremely strong to fight off Mr. Hitchcock.”

Jones and Miller look fairly excellent as Hitchcock and Hedren, and I’m eager to see the two in action. This isn’t the only film about Hitchcock in the works, as Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho is headed towards production with Anthony Hopkins taking on Hitch. Hit the jump to check out the image of Jones and Miller.

Toby Jones to Play Alfred Hitchcock Opposite Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren in BBC2 Drama THE GIRL

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Toby Jones should’ve received more praise for his turn as Truman Capote in the film Infamous, but Philip Seymour Hoffman and the superior film Capote just got more traction and attention when awards season came around. However, now Jones will get a chance to shine for BBC2 as the UK network has announced the actor will play iconic filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock in a TV film called The Girl. Rather than being a standard biopic, the film will focus on the director’s “obsessive relationship” with his The Birds star Tippi Hedren, who will be played by Sienna Miller (The Factory Girl). Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) will direct the film from writer Gwyneth Hughes which also features the acting talents of Imelda Staunton (Another Year) and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey) with Hitchcock biographer Donald Spoto also working on the film for authenticity and accuracy. More after the jump.

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