Alfred Hitchcock is getting almost as many movies as Abraham Lincoln these days. What I want to see next is a thriller that finds the director traveling back in time to stage our 15th President's assassination as part of a blockbuster that never gets completed because both of them are killed in the Ford Theater. Until Uwe Boll makes that happen, I'll have to settle for Hitchcock, the Sacha Gervasi directed biopic that is coming to theater screens (and not HBO). We have your first look at the second poster for this drama, which features Anthony Hopkins as the title character, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Hitchcock, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, and Jessica Biel as Vera Miles.
Here is what director Sacha Gervasi had to say about Hitchcock, which he calls a love story.
"Hitchcock's so enigmatic in one sense. Someone who portrays zero emotion. We didn't really know emotionally that much about Alfred Hitchcock, and suddenly you have this whole world that opens up when Anthony Hopkins plays the role. It's extraordinary. And he really enjoyed tiptoeing up to people who had just arrived on the set and going, 'Good evening.' Making people jump. I think he really found the role quite delicious.
I think Alma accepts Hitch for exactly who he is and knows his idiosyncrasies and his crazy predilections. She allows him to have his obsessions and I think our movie is about a point where they sort of escalate. Their marriage is absolutely touched off by his increasing obsessions with these women, but they were ultimately fantasy relationships. Hitch lived in this world of fantasy; to him it was more real than real life. And I think Alma was able to kind of, in this film at least, smash it down a little bit."
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