First look at Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock

First image from upcoming biopic

Hitchcock, Sacha Gervasi's forthcoming biopic of the legendary filmmaker, has released a first official image giving us a first look at Anthony Hopkins as the Master of Suspense.

Straight off the bat you'd have to say that Hopkins looks utterly unrecognisable under all that makeup. It's also a pretty decent likeness of the man himself, with the contours of his profile mapped out perfectly.

The film describes itself as a love story, homing in on the relationship between Hitch and his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). The action takes place during the making of Psycho, and sounds as though it will paint the notoriously difficult filmmaker in a fairly generous light.

It's a different approach from the one Julian Jarrold is going for on the BBC's The Girl, which will chart Hitchcock's obsession with The Birds star, Tippi Hedren. Toby Jones will play the director in that one, with Sienna Miller co-starring as Hedren.

Also starring Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Toni Collette and Danny Huston, Hitchcock is expected to open in cinemas at some point in 2013. A specific release date has yet to be confirmed.


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    • lenny120

      Apr 19th 2012, 12:42

      Being a big Psycho fan I was very wary about this movie but seeing Hopkins as Hitchcock it has changed my mind. A excellent likeness. The one problem I have got is Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh ( dont know if this is true but really?) She's going to play one of the most beautiful woman in movies throughout the 60's so they will need a lot of make up to make Johansson even half as pretty as Leigh. Please dont say Danny Huston's going to be Anthony Perkins' Norman Bates! That role should easily go to Scott Mechlowicz - a perfect likeness.

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    • retrorevival

      Apr 19th 2012, 13:06

      well, scarjo has already done a photo shoot as Tippi Hedren so why not Janet Leigh, woo. http://media-cache3.pinterest.com/upload/285697170081584792_BASn1pnc_f.jpg

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    • ChrisWootton

      Apr 19th 2012, 13:23

      Really? It just looks like a fat anthony hopkins to me and nothing like Hitchcock

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 19th 2012, 17:35

      Sienna Miller aka "something something Jude Law"

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    • bencobra

      Aug 3rd 2012, 11:03

      Scarlett Johansson not as half pretty as Janet Leigh. That has made me laugh. Scott Mechlowicz is nowhere near a good enough actor to be in this. He also nowhere near old enough.

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