TV Project Under Way Based on Hitchcock’s Obsession With One of His ‘Hitchcock Blondes’

Dec 6, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A new TV drama is in the works that’s inspired by the relationship between legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Actors Toby Jones and Sienna Miller have been cast in the BBC project, "The Girl."

In the drama, written by Gwyneth Hughes, Hitchcock was obsessed with Hedren, who starred in two films for Hitch, including "The Birds."

Julian Jarrold is directing and Hitchcock author/expert Donald Spoto will consult. Miller will play Hedren and Jones will portray Hitchcock. Hedren has provided firsthand information for the project.

Hughes said of the project, “It’s been the most enormous privilege to talk at length to Tippi Hedren, the last ‘Hitchcock blonde’ in the life of Britain’s most original and successful film director. At the time, in the early 1960s, the American star suffered in silence. But now, at the age of 81, her wisdom and insights have helped me to put her real-life ordeal onto the screen."

Also in the cast are Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton. BBC will air the film on BBC2, but no airdate has been set.

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