Been wondering when we might see the Sacha Gervasi-directed Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins in the title role? Well, it’s looking like the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 23rd, is the date!
Deadline reports that Fox Searchlight will be giving the film a limited platform release beginning on that day, and we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more details as they come in.
Along with Academy Award® winner Hopkins as Hitchcock, the film stars another Oscar winner, Dame Helen Mirren, as his wife, Alma. Sacha Gervasi, whose big screen debut Anvil! The Story of Anvil won the 2010 Best Documentary Feature prize at the Independent Spirit Awards, directs from a screenplay by John McLaughlin, revisions by Ryan Murphy, Stephen Rebello, and Sacha Gervasi, based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello. Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock and Joe Medjuck of Montecito Pictures are producing along with Tom Thayer and Alan Barnette. Ali Bell and Richard Middleton are executive producers. The film is co-financed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Cold Spring Pictures.
Claudia Lewis, President of Production, and David Greenbaum, Senior Vice President of Production, are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures.
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.
The film also stars Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, Michael Stuhlbarg as Lew Wasserman, Toni Collette as Hitchcock’s secretary, Peggy, Michael Wincott as Ed Gein, Kurtwood Smith as Geoffrey Shurlock, Richard Portnow as Barney Balaban, Ralph Macchio as Psycho screenwriter Joe Stefano, and Danny Huston as Whitfield Cook.
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