London: Actress Sienna Miller has reportedly been signed up to play movie legend Tippi Hedren in a new film. Based on biographer Donald Spoto's book, 'Spellbound By Beauty', the film will explore Hedren's relationship with director-producer Alfred Hitchcock.

Hedren shot to fame with Hitchcock's 1963 horror 'The Birds' and 'Marnie' in 1964 and it is said that the master of suspense became infatuated with Hedren while they were working together.

Miller, 29, recently met with Hedren, 81, to discuss the role, reports a website

The film, which will also star Imelda Staunton as Hitchcock's wife, Alma, will go on floors this month and it will be released next year.

(Agencies)