Director Sacha Gervasi’s study on how Alfred Hitchcock made the classic film Psycho is a highly anticipated film indeed. An announcement by Fox Searchlight and Montecito Pictures tells us that the film will begin shooting today, and now changed its title from ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’ to simply ‘Hitchcock’. There are no release details available yet.
Just the other day we revealed that Robocop’s Kurtwood Smith had bagged himself the role of Geoffrey Shurlock, the administrator for the Motion Picture Production Code, the precursor to the MPAA.
He will be joining Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as 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 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