A truly mesmerising first trailer arrived today for Sacha Gervasi’s stunning looking new film, Hitchcock. We finally get a proper look at just how good Anthony Hopkins will be in the massive role, and the always brilliant actor does not disappoint, in fact he is even better than expected. The rest of the cast all appear to be giving the performances of their career, with Helen Mirren particularly standing out as Hitchcock’s wife Alma. Check out the amazing trailer at the bottom of this post.
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.
“Hitchcock” is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho.