Director Sacha Gervasi’s brilliant looking new film, Hitchcock, will have its world premiere at AFI Fest today, and in celebration of the big event, the first clip has gone on-line.
Although incredibly brief, the clip shows Hitchcock attempting to direct the famous shower scene, before wanting to get stuck in himself!
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 arrives in UK cinemas 8th February 2013.
“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.
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