Hitchcock to Open in Theaters this November
Fox Searchlight is throwing it’s hat in the contender circle for an Oscar this year. It’s submission? HITCHCOCK, a biopic about the master of the dark drama, starring Anthony Hopkins. According the TheWrap.com, HITCHCOCK will open on Nov. 23, 2012, right in the heart of awards season.
The film stars Anthony Hopkins as the rotund and brilliant director Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma. In a bit of casting that is sure to be a hit with the gentlemen, Scarlett Johansson will reenact the famous shower scene as “Psycho” star Janet Leigh. Rounding out the Oscar-bait cast are such critical favorites as Danny Huston, Toni Collette and Michael Stuhlbarg.
HITCHCOC boasts a plot drawn from one of Hollywood’s favorite subjects — itself!! It’ll offer a behind-the-scenes look at the making of 1960 horror classic PSYCHO, showing how the mercurial director cooked up the thrills and chills behind the story of a motelier who is a little bit … off. HITCHCOCK is based on Stephen Rebello’s book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho,” which traced the film’s development, creation, and popular reception.
HITCHCOCK is directed by Sacha Gervasi and John (BLACK SWAN) McLaughlin wrote the script.
This definitely won’t be a horror movie, but we may get some great anecdotes of some behind-the-scenes antics during the filming of PSYCHO!! I’m looking forward to this one. What about you?