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Naomi Watts to Face 'The Birds'

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Oct 20, 2007 | 6:39am EDT

New mom Naomi Watts is to take on Tippi Hedren's iconic film role in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Birds.

The actress will play Melanie Daniels in the new film, an updated adaptation of the classic Daphne du Maurier novel, in which a woman is attacked by a flock of angry birds on a remote island. 

Casino Royale filmmaker Martin Campbell is in negotiations to direct the movie.

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