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James McAvoy Set To Play Macbeth On The London Stage

7 December 2012 2:53 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

James McAvoy, the star of such films as Wanted. The Last King Of  Scotland, X-men: First Class and the upcoming Welcome To The Punch, is set to make his first appearance on the London stage since 2009 in a new West End production of MacBeth, according to an official press release today.

The production will run at Trafalgar Studios from 9 February until 27 April, 2013,  and the difference with this adaptation of the Shakespeare work,is that ‘the action will play out in a dystopian Scotland brutalised by war. Under a toxic fog, Macbeth begins his tormented struggle for power fuelled by ambition and paranoia.’

Tickets are on sale now at www.macbethwestend.com. Here’s the full release.

BAFTA winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Atonement, X-Men) will star in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Jamie Lloyd’s (Donmar’s Passion, Broadway’s Cyrano de Bergerac, the »

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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

22 October 2012 6:09 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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, »

- Christina Radish

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Toby Jones Talks the 'Twisted Love Story' of 'The Girl' and Finding Hitchcock Under Four Hours of Prosthetics

19 October 2012 9:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Before Anthony Hopkins unveils his interpretation of the iconic filmmaker in the upcoming Fox Searchlight film "Hitchcock," Toby Jones will offer up his in "The Girl," which premieres on HBO Saturday, October 20, at 9 pm. Directed by Julian Jarrold ("Becoming Jane," "Brideshead Revisited") and written by Gwyneth Hughes ("Miss Austen Regrets"), "The Girl" draws from actress Tippi Hedren's accounts of working with Alfred Hitchcock on "The Birds" and "Marnie." It's a portrait of the artist as predatory and controlling, both on set and off -- Jones plays Hitch as obsessive, self-loathing and increasingly fixated on his latest blonde (Sienna Miller as Hedren), one he plucked from the relative obscurity of the modeling world in order to have more power to shape her career. It's a dark take on the famed director, though one that's not without sympathy. Jones finds in his take on...

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Toby Jones Talks the 'Twisted Love Story' of 'The Girl' and Finding Hitchcock Under Four Hours of Prosthetics

19 October 2012 9:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Before Anthony Hopkins unveils his interpretation of the iconic filmmaker in the upcoming Fox Searchlight film "Hitchcock," Toby Jones will offer up his in "The Girl," which premieres on HBO Saturday, October 20, at 9 pm. Directed by Julian Jarrold ("Becoming Jane," "Brideshead Revisited") and written by Gwyneth Hughes ("Miss Austen Regrets"), "The Girl" draws from actress Tippi Hedren's accounts of working with Alfred Hitchcock on "The Birds" and "Marnie." It's a portrait of the artist as predatory and controlling, both on set and off -- Jones plays Hitch as obsessive, self-loathing and increasingly fixated on his latest blonde (Sienna Miller as Hedren), one he plucked from the relative obscurity of the modeling world in order to have more power to shape her career. It's a dark take on the famed director, though one that's not without sympathy. Jones finds in his take on »

- Alison Willmore

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Casting Net: Christoph Waltz will play Gorbachev to Michael Douglas's Reagan. Plus: Jim Carrey, Mike Epps, Jai Courtney

15 October 2012 7:12 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Christoph Waltz better get used to people wanting to touch his head: The Oscar winner has signed up to play former Soviet Union chairman Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, about the historic 1986 nuclear arms summit between Gorbachev and President Ronald Reagan (Michael Douglas). Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) is directing from a script by Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane). [Deadline]

Jim Carrey is in talks to headline Loomis Fargo, a comedy about the real-life robbery of $17.3 million from a Loomis Fargo armed truck. Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) will direct, with Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn (MacGruber, Baby Mama) producing. »

- Adam B. Vary

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Christoph Waltz to join Michael Douglas on Mike Newell's Reykjavik

15 October 2012 9:43 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Austrian will play Mikhail Gorbachev as Douglas takes role of Ronald Reagan in drama about summit that thawed cold war

Christoph Waltz will play the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Mike Newell's forthcoming historical drama Reykjavik, reports Variety. Waltz will star opposite fellow Oscar-winner Michael Douglas, who takes the role of former Us president Ronald Reagan.

Newell's film is set against the backdrop of the historic 1986 summit in Iceland's capital between the two world leaders. Though the meeting itself ended in gridlock, it eventually inspired a 1987 treaty that eliminated nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with intermediate ranges from Us and Soviet arsenals. Douglas signed on to play Reagan in August.

"I feel very fortunate to have two such masters to portray the men who brought about the end of the third great war of the 20th century," Newell said.

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Christoph Waltz To Play Gorbachev, Michael Douglas As Reagan In Mike Newell’s Reykjavik

15 October 2012 8:39 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Director Mike Newell (Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, Great Expectations) has found the man who will sport the purple stained birthmark on his head while playing the last leader of the Soviet Communist Party for his new film. Academy-Award winner Christoph Waltz has been cast as Mikhail Gorbachev opposite Academy-Award winner Michael Douglas as Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik. Waltz is starring in the upcoming Django Unchained from director Quentin Tarantino while Douglas is headlining another based-on-a-true-story pic as Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind The Candelabra” to air on HBO.

Filming on Reykjavik will begin in March 2013 in Reykjavik, Iceland and Studio Babelsberg, Germany. The script is from Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane) with Ridley Scott producing.

“The film will offer the viewer a unique look into two larger than life figures who served as the catalysts for one of the most defining moments in our history, the end of the Cold War, »

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Christoph Waltz Is Mikhail Gorbachev In 'Reykjavik' With Michael Douglas As Ronald Reagan

15 October 2012 6:35 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, this just got interesting. Actually, this just got even more interesting. With Michael Douglas already slotted to play Ronald Reagan, his Cold War foe in the upcoming "Reykjavik" has been cast and it's an actor who is increasingly becoming something of a chameleon on screen. Christoph Watlz has landed the role of Mikhail Gorbachev in the film that at one time was originally slated for Ridley Scott. Now set to be directed by Mike Newell ("Donnie Brasco," "Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire," "Great Expectations") "Reykjavik," with a script by British playwright Kevin Hood ("Becoming Jane"), concerns a few crucial days in 1986 when Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met in a spa in the titular Icelandic capital to talk about peace between America and the Soviet Union. This conversation happened shortly after the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. Douglas vs. Waltz? Yep, sounds good to us. With the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at HBO Films' The Girl

26 September 2012 2:48 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

HBO's "The Girl" premieres on Saturday, October 20th, and to help get you even more excited for it, here's a behind-the-scenes look at the film with the cast, the director, and the real Tippi Hedren in which they talk about the film and Tippi's relationship with Alfred Hitchcock.

The Wall to Wall Television production of The Girl is produced by Amanda Jenks and executive produced by Leanne Klein for Wall to Wall and Lucy Richer at the BBC.

Hedren cooperated by giving interviews to writer Gwyneth Hughes, while Hitchcock biographer Donald Spoto consulted on the project. Becoming Jane’s Julian Jarrold directed with Sienna Miller starring as Hedren and Toby Jones as Hitchcock. Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton are also in the cast.

Hitchcock was at the height of his fame and creativity when, in 1962, he chose an unknown fashion model to star in his most ambitious film — The Birds. »

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A Creepy Alfred Hitchcock Stalks the Full Trailer for HBO’s The Girl

11 September 2012 10:03 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Seriously, wow, Alfred Hitchcock was one creepy dude. Of course, this is just one movie’s account of what really happened behind the scenes of “The Bird”, the horror flick that Hitchcock directed with actress Tippi Hedren, aka Sienna Miller, playing “the girl” of the title. Why did Hitchcock make Hedren do all the wacky things her character does in the movie? Because, apparently, that’s what Hitchcock wanted, and so it shall be. Check out the full trailer for “The Girl”, and you might never think of Hitchcock the same ever again. Starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, The Girl tells the story of iconic director Alfred Hitchcock’s obsessive relationship with his leading lady, Tippi Hedren, during the making of “The Birds” and “Marnie.” Written by Gwyneth Hughes (HBO’s ‘Five Days,’ ‘Miss Austin Regrets’), The Girl is directed by Julian Jarrold (‘Becoming Jane’, ‘Red Riding Trilogy’). “The Girl »

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Trailer for HBO's Alfred Hitchcock Film The Girl

10 September 2012 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

HBO has released a full trailer for their newest film The Girl. The story focuses on the relationship between legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) and actress Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) while working on the director's incredible 1963 film The Birds. Apparently they had an incredibly intense working relationship during the production of the film. Hedren later accused Hitchcock of ruining her career when she refused his sexual advances. It looks like a great movie, and Jones has completely nailed Hitchcock. 

Here's the synopsis:

The Girl tells the story of iconic director Alfred Hitchcock’s obsessive relationship with his leading lady, Tippi Hedren, during the making of “The Birds” and “Marnie.” Written by Gwyneth Hughes (HBO's 'Five Days,' 'Miss Austin Regrets'), The Girl is directed by Julian Jarrold ('Becoming Jane', 'Red Riding Trilogy').

The movie is set to be released on Saturday, October 20th. Watch the trailer »

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Obsession Sets in with the New Trailer for The Girl

10 September 2012 12:46 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're just a few weeks away from the premiere on HBO of The Girl, which chronicles director Alfred Hitchcock's obsessive relationship with his The Birds star Tippi Hedren, and we now have a full trailer for you to dig on!

HBO will be debuting the flick Stateside on October 20th. The Wall to Wall Television production of The Girl is produced by Amanda Jenks and executive produced by Leanne Klein for Wall to Wall and Lucy Richer at the BBC.

According to BBC Two, Hedren has cooperated by giving interviews to writer Gwyneth Hughes, while Hitchcock biographer Donald Spoto is attached as a consultant. Becoming Jane’s Julian Jarrold directed with Sienna Miller starring as Hedren and Toby Jones as Hitchcock. Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton are also in the cast.

Hitchcock was at the height of his fame and creativity when, in 1962, he chose an unknown fashion model »

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New Trailer for The Girl, featuring Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock

10 September 2012 11:00 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Girl will premiere on HBO on October 20th. The film chronicles the relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren and we have the new trailer was just released:

“Starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, The Girl tells the story of iconic director Alfred Hitchcock’s obsessive relationship with his leading lady, Tippi Hedren, during the making of “The Birds” and “Marnie.” Written by Gwyneth Hughes (HBO’s ‘Five Days,’ ‘Miss Austin Regrets’), The Girl is directed by Julian Jarrold (‘Becoming Jane’, ‘Red Riding Trilogy’).”

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Full Trailer for HBO's Alfred Hitchcock Film 'The Girl' with Toby Jones

10 September 2012 9:36 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"There's nothing of me left." A couple short teasers popped up last month for Becoming Jane director, Julian Jarrold's film The Girl, a TV movie from HBO that focuses on the relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) and actress Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) with special attention to their work in the filmmakers classic The Birds. Now a full length trailer has arrived, and it continues to show that HBO Films makes movies that are every bit as good, sometimes even better, than the films we see hit the big screen. You can bet this film will be getting plenty of Emmy attention when the time comes, so watch below! Here's the full trailer for Julian Jarrold's HBO film The Girl via EW: The Girl, produced by BBC Television in association with HBO, is a look at the relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (Jones) and actress Tippi Hedren »

- Ethan Anderton

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New Trailer for The Girl Starring Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren

10 September 2012 9:33 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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. Here’s the synopsis for The Girl: Starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch: Trailer for HBO's Alfred Hitchcock/Tippi Hedren Biopic 'The Girl'

10 September 2012 9:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Having dribbled out two teasers at the end of August, HBO's now released a full trailer for its upcoming TV movie "The Girl," directed by Julian Jarrold ("Becoming Jane") and written by Gwyneth Hughes ("Five Days"). The film, a BBC co-production, stars Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren and Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and is set during the filming of "The Birds," touching on some of the famous filmmaker's equally famous issues with his blonde leading ladies. Read More: The Director of the "Greatest" Film of All Time Was A Sexual Harasser The film premieres on HBO Saturday, October 20th at 9pm. »

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Watch: Trailer for HBO's Alfred Hitchcock/Tippi Hedren Biopic 'The Girl'

10 September 2012 9:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Having dribbled out two teasers at the end of August, HBO's now released a full trailer for its upcoming TV movie "The Girl," directed by Julian Jarrold ("Becoming Jane") and written by Gwyneth Hughes ("Five Days"). The film, a BBC co-production, stars Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren and Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and is set during the filming of "The Birds," touching on some of the famous filmmaker's equally famous issues with his blonde leading ladies. Read More: The Director of the "Greatest" Film of All Time Was A Sexual Harasser The film premieres on HBO Saturday, October 20th at 9pm.

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Casting Net: Michael Douglas aiming to play Ronald Reagan. Plus: Michael Keaton new 'Robocop' villain

29 August 2012 7:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Michael Douglas is in talks to play President Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik, an indie drama about the nuclear arms talks between Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Director Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) is also in talks to helm the film from a script by Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane). Ridley Scott is producing. [THR]

• Michael Keaton has joined Robocop as the main villain, Raymond Sellars, the CEO of OmniCorp, the conglomerate that transforms Joel Kinnaman’s Detroit cop into the titular crime-fighting cyborg. Keaton is taking on the role after Hugh Laurie dropped out from the project last week. »

- Adam B. Vary

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Political Movie Reykjavik Has Found Its Reagan. Still Looking for Gorbachev

29 August 2012 5:16 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Michael Douglas: Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik Michael Douglas, Best Actor Academy Award winner for Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, will play Ronald Reagan (playing the role of U.S. president) in the independently made Reykjavik. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire‘s Mike Newell is currently "in talks" to direct Reykjavik, at one point a possible Ridley Scott property. Scott will now co-produce the film from a screenplay by Kevin Hood (the TV movie Man and Boy, Becoming Jane). As per the Reporter, "Reykjavik takes place over a few days in 1986, when Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for [...] »

- Zac Gille

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Michael Douglas Signs on for Reykjavik

29 August 2012 4:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Michael Douglas is in negotiations to portray American President Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik for Participant Media. Mike Newell is in talks to direct

We first reported on this project last May, when Ridley Scott signed on to direct. While he will not be at the helm, Ridley Scott is still attached to produce this drama. The story is a dramatization of the 1986 summit between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Russian leader Mikael Gorbachev, to discuss a peace agreement in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The talks were was held in Reykjavik, Iceland. Producers are currently looking for an actor to play the U.S.S.R. premier.

Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane) wrote the screenplay, with David W. Zucker, Mark Sennet, and Stewart MacKinnon producing alongside Ridley Scott.

Participant Media is financing the $10 million project, with production scheduled to begin this coming March in Germany.

Reykjavik is in development and stars Michael Douglas. »

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