A Hitchcock Biography sounds like a perfect idea for a film. The man was a genius, with over 60 titles to his credit he gave us such classics as Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest, The Birds, and Vertigo. He was a truly brilliant filmmaker. The folks at Left Hand Horror give the official press release from Fox Searchlight. In it they say that principal photography began April 13th. The film stars Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock. They’ve also released a photo of Hopkins.
The cast also includes Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren as Hitchcok’s wife. The ever beautiful Scarlett Johansson, former Grizzly Girl of the week Jessica Biel, Toni Collette of Little Miss Sunshine and Sixth Sense fame, and to round it all off we also have Red Forman (Kurtwood Smith) and Daneilson (Ralph Macchio), who most likely will have something to do involving boots and asses.
Director Sacha Gervasi, has a short history, but his debut, ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL won the 2010 Best Documentary Feature prize at the Independent Spirit Awards.
I have to say I’m pretty excited about this. Stacked up with such a great cast, I can’t wait to see what is going to come out of this. The film is set to take place during the filming of Psycho, which happens to be my favorite Hitchcock film. On that note, I leave you all with the trailer for Psycho.