Hippie Hippie Shake director Beeban Kidron has left the project, now in post-production, because of ‘creative differences’ in editing with the production company, Working Title.

Kidron follows her husband and screenwriter of the film, Lee Hall, who also jumped ship.

Working Title has scotched rumours that Hippie Hippie Shake is to go straight to DVD, saying that it is scheduled for release next February on over 100 prints.

The cast of the British film about the 1960s counterculture includes Sienna Miller and Cillian Murphy. It is based on the memoirs of Oz magazine editor Richard Neville with Miller playing his girlfriend Louise Ferrier.

Kidron’s TV and film credits include Used People, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

She is the co-founder of Film Club along with educationalist Lindsay Mackie. The organisation seeks to set up a UK-wide school-based network of film clubs with the onus on making a wide variety of films available allowing young people the chance to view a range of films they would normally not see.