Anthony Hopkins IS Alfred Hitchcock!

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Famed film director, hater of actresses and the sole reason why I shriek whenever I see a bird, Alfred Hitchcock, is no stranger when it comes to having been portrayed on the screen before, but now, it looks like one of the more seasoned actors of our generation is going to finally do the unjolly fat man some real justice.

Anthony “Who’s your daddy Thor” Hopkins has been tasked with bringing the director to life, and once you see the effort that went into getting the visual side done right, you’d swear that Hitchcock somehow managed to fake his death and masquerade as Hopkins instead for several years.

Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock recently began filming, and will be set during the time of the film-makers life when he was trying to gather support for his signature masterpiece, Psycho, despite everyone else in the industry telling him to avoid making the project.

Helen Mirren joins Hopkins as his Hitchcocked wife Alma, while Scarlett Johansson portrays Pyscho actress and and slasher victim Janet Leigh, with other actors such as Jessica Biel, James D’Arcy, Wallace Langham and Ralph “Karate Kid” Macchio rounding out the cast.

 

Last Updated: April 19, 2012

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