Last January it was announced that Anthony Hopkis was onboard to play the title role in Alfred Hitchcock And The Making of Psycho. Since then it seems the project has had a few problems, which have resulted in it moving from Paramount Pictures to Fox Searchlight. However now things are getting back on track and THR reports that Helen Mirren is in talks to play Hitchcock’s wife, Alma Revile.
The dramatic comedy is based on Stephen Rebello’s non-fiction book of the same name and focuses on Hitchcock’s quest to make his 1960 horror classic Psycho, which no studio wanted a part of. Hitchcock secured financing himself and shot the movie with TV crew to keep the costs down, as everyone assumed the great man was throwing his career away on a schlocky low-rent horror movie that was beneath him. The movie will also look at the filmmaker’s relationship with his wife, who was as vital a part of the Hitchcock machine as Alfred was, although she rarely gets the credit.
Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! the Story of Anvil) is directing from a screenplay by John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan) and author Stephen Rebello. An April production start date is planned.
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