HBO has confirmed an October 20th air date and released the first two trailers for its much anticipated upcoming telemovie “The Girl”.
Toby Jones plays the iconic filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock in the film which covers his sexual harassment of actress Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) whilst they were shooting “The Birds”.
Hedren was under a seven-year contract with Hitchcock and initially went well with roles for her in both ‘Birds’ and “Marnie”. His sexual advances became too much however and she was given an ultimatum – become his mistress or lose her career.
Hedren chose her dignity, but her professional life collapsed as a result (sexual harassment laws didn’t exist at the time).
Further and more revealing trailers for ‘Girl’ are expected in the coming weeks.