Sacha Gervasi is in discussions to write and direct a movie about one of the most influential directors of all time, Alfred Hitchcock, reports 24 Frames.

Sacha Gervasi is reportedly in negotiations with Ivan Reitman's Montecito Pictures for Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho,', a long-gestating film based on Stephen Rebello's book of the same name.

Stephen Rebello noted that the 1960 hit Psycho was a departure for the North By Northwest director, a more explicitly shocking film that was meant to compete with other low-budget horror pictures.

Numerous Hollywood A-listers have been mentioned in association with the Alfred Hitchcock biopic, including actor Anthony Hopkins.

No production date has been set.