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Naomi Watts in talks to star in The Birds remake - report

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Mar 14, 2014 | 12:23pm EDT

Naomi Watts is reportedly in talks to take on Tippi Hedren's iconic role in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Birds. The movie classic is set for a revamp by blockbuster moviemaker Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes company, although he won't direct the film - that task will fall to Dutchman Diederik Van Rooijen. The Birds was loosely based on a story by Daphne du Maurier. Sienna Miller previously portrayed Hedren in TV movie The Girl, which centred on Hitchcock's obsession with his leading lady as they filmed The Birds.

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