The first image of Anthony Hopkins playing Alfred Hitchcock was published yesterday, and you really have to see the comparisons to believe it. Hopkins looks frighteningly similar to the great director, and if you don’t believe me then check out the below picture which has Hopkins and Hitchcock side by side.
This is a very promising start to director Sacha Gervasi’s film about the creation of the classic film, Psycho.
Anthony Hopkins will be playing Alfred Hitchcock, Helen Mirren his wife Alma, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins/Norman Bates, Michael Stuhlbarg as Lew Wasserman, Toni Collette as Hitchcock’s secretary Peggy, Michael Wincott as Ed Gein, Danny Huston as Whitfield Cook, Kurtwood Smith as Geoffrey Shurlock and Richard Portnow as Barney Balaban.
The film has been penned by John McLaughlin,with revisions by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story), Gervasi himself and author Stephen Rebello. Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and Tom Pollack will produce through their Montecito Picture Company along with Tom Thayer.
“The project is based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Rebello that tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game as a director, decided to make a “lowly” horror movie.”
By Matt Wavish