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Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'The Girl' With Toby Jones As Alfred Hitchock & Sienna Miller As Tippi Hedren

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 4:52 PM
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Last time around, Toby Jones was playing second fiddle to Philip Seymour Hoffman when the latter's Truman Capote movie, "Capote," arrived before "Infamous." One went on to win an Oscar, the other didn't. This time around, Jones will get a leg up in his portrayal of another famous figure, Alfred Hitchcock, in "The Girl," beating Anthony Hopkins' turn in "Hitchcock," which won't arrive until next spring. And now we have our first taste.

More Images Of Toby Jones As Hitchcock And Sienna Miller As Tippi Hedren in 'The Girl'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2012 5:19 PM
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In the red corner! Four-time Academy Award nominee, one-time Academy Award Winner Anthony Hopkins! In the blue corner! You've seen him in everything from "The Hunger Games" to "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," but you've never seen him like this... It's Toby Jones! Yes, the battle of the biopics is gearing up, and the favorite is certainly "Hitchcock," which sees Hopkins play the great director in a film set against the making of "Psycho." But while we wait to see if it'll make it to theaters in time for Oscars qualification, the underdog is sneaking up.

New Images Of Sienna Miller & Toby Jones As Tippi Hedren & Alfred Hitchcock In 'The Girl'; Hits HBO Oct. 20th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 6:46 PM
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While it seems like we've been getting various peeks at "The Girl" for a while now, it appears that the movie about the movies is even closer than we thought, and of course to fan those flames, two more stills have dropped in advance of the enticing picture.

Watch: First Footage From 'Parade's End' With Benedict Cumberbatch; 'The Girl' With Sienna Miller & Jane Campion's 'Top Of The Lake'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 5:43 PM
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It's easy to get lost in the bombast of the blockbuster season and the allure of festivals just around the corner. But BBC2 is here to remind you they've got some tremendously promising, high calibre wares coming to a small screen near you, that might be enticing enough to skip heading the multiplex altogether. The station has dropped a trailer for their new season of original programming, and there are some highlights and first footage worth paying attention to.

Spot The Difference: Uncanny New Image Of Sienna Miller As Tippi Hedren In Hitchcock Biopic 'The Girl'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 2:22 PM
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Toby Jones must get a little frustrated when he starts making a biopic. The chamelonic character actor got the role of a lifetime when he played Truman Capote in "Infamous" (giving a terrific performance in the process), but despite a starry cast including Sandra Bullock and Daniel Craig, had his thunder stolen when the film's release was delayed for nearly a year, allowing "Capote," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, to sweep in with acclaim, and an Oscar victory.

Tribeca: David Riker & Abbie Cornish Discuss Immigration Tale 'The Girl'

  • By John Lichman
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  • April 26, 2012 3:45 PM
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Known for his neo-realist film about the plight of Latin American immigrants living in New York City, "La Ciudad," indie writer/director David Riker has spent the better part of 14 years evolving story of his latest feature, "The Girl" which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last week. In the minimalist drama, Abbie Cornish plays Ashley, a minimum wage earner working in a podunk South Texas chain store, who is determined to get her son back; taken by child services after a drunken mistake. She finds out her wandering, absentee father (Will Patton) is on a self-proclaimed "lucky streak" which turns out to mean he's using his truck driving job to sneak Mexican immigrants into the country. When she tries her hand at it out of desperation, it goes terribly wrong --except she now has to deal with Rosa (Maritza Santiago Hernandez), a little girl that forces her to help find her mother and deal with her actions.

Tribeca Review: Abbie Cornish Shines, But The Questionable 'The Girl' Remains Ethically Dubious

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • April 22, 2012 10:24 AM
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Well-told, well-shot and featuring a strong, but restrained and internalized performance from actress Abbie Cornish, director David Riker's "The Girl" is a mannered and in-the-pocket indie drama that might be a total subdued winner if it weren't for its dubious political ideologies, an irony considering the film's DNA is clearly built on humanist tendencies. While the Australian Cornish does have mild issues with sticking the landing on her Texas accent, it's her meatiest role since the deeply underrated "Bright Star" and lesser-seen, but no less valuable indies like "Somersault" and "Candy" (the latter featuring her going toe-to-toe with Heath Ledger and giving as good as she got) and she makes the most of it.

Watch: Abbie Cornish Wishes She Had A Swing Set In First Clip From Texan-Set Drama 'The Girl'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 20, 2012 10:19 AM
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After a break out turn in Jane Campion's "Bright Star," Abbie Cornish has landed a number of profile projects with "Limitless," "Sucker Punch" and "W.E." all coming out last year to varying degrees of success. The actress also teamed with Martin McDonagh for his latest star-studded effort "Seven Psychopaths" but has returned to her indie roots with David Riker's drama "The Girl."

First Look At Toby Jones & Sienna Miller As Alfred Hitchcock & Tippi Hedren In 'The Girl'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2012 12:19 PM
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With Oscar-winner "The Artist" causing a momentary nostalgic wave among audiences, though without quite stirring a revival of interest in silent film (speaking of which, if you're in Oakland do everything you can to go see Abel Gance's restored "Napoleon" -- great article on that right here) it seems moviemakers aren't done looking back. There are two films on the way centered on legendary director Alfred Hitchock and while "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho" is still gearing up to move in front of cameras with Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson and James D'Arcy, another production from across the pond has rolled first.
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'The Girl' With Abbie Cornish, 'Jack And Diane,' Harmony Korine's Short 'The Fourth Dimension' & More Head To Tribeca

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2012 12:08 PM
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SXSW kicks off later this week, but once you're done slurping the BBQ sauce off your fingers, pack your backs and head north to Manhattan, as the Tribeca Film Festival is gearing up to unspool in April. To whet cinephile appetites, organizers have dropped the lineup for the World Narrative Feature Competition, World Documentary Feature Competition and Viewpoints categories, and there are plenty of titles to take note of.

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