First Look at the poster for Hitchcock with Anthony Hopkins & Scarlett Johansson (plus 4 new images added)
October 10 2012
The film Hitchcock follows a love story between the influential filmmaker and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959.
Anthony Hopkins stars as the iconic director with Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, (y'know that screaming one in the shower) Jessica Biel portrays Vera Miles, the levelheaded heroine and Helen Mirren is Hitch's wife, Alma.
The "love story" that might surprise audiences is Hitchcock's relationship with his wife of 53 years even though the director was notorious for obsessing over his much younger leading ladies, molding them to a certain degree.
Alfred Hitchcock, the making of Psycho and Alma were his rock.
"I think Alma accepts Hitch for exactly who he is and knows his idiosyncrasies and his crazy predilections," says director Sacha Gervasi.
"She allows him to have his obsessions and I think our movie is about a point where they sort of escalate. Their marriage is absolutely touched off by his increasing obsessions with these women, but they were ultimately fantasy relationships. Hitch lived in this world of fantasy; to him it was more real than real life. And I think Alma was able to kind of, in this film at least, smash it down a little bit."
Hitchcock's signature horror films from the 1950s and 1960s include Pyscho, Marnie, The Birds and Vertigo, recently named the greatest movie of all time by The British Film Institute. Based on what we've already heard, it sounds like every actor involved in the film delivers some of their best work! Golden statues anyone?
A trailer for Hitchcock is expected to debut online tomorrow. The film will have its gala premiere at the first night of the AFI Fest on Nov. 1, but won't reach us brits until next year, February 8th 2013 to be exact.
Hitchcock Image Gallery