Watch Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren In First Trailer For HITCHCOCK
Fox Searchlight has released the official trailer for HITCHCOCK, starring Academy Award winners Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. Hopkins brings the Master of Suspense to life in a love story about Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville during the making of his groundbreaking film, PSYCHO. Hitchcock himself once said that his movies were created “slowly, from discussion, arguments, random suggestions, casual desultory talk and furious intellectual quarrels.”
It’s blinding on how much Hopkins looks just like Hitchcock. PSYCHO was nominated for 4 Oscars at the 33rd Academy Awards in 1961 – Best Director: Alfred Hitchcock, Best Supporting Actress: Janet Leigh, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White: Joseph Hurley, Robert Clatworthy, George Milo, and Best Cinematography, Black-and-White: John L. Russell. In 2008, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted an exhibition of the director’s movies called “Casting a Shadow: Creating the Alfred Hitchcock Film.”
In 1968, director Robert Wise presented Hitchcock the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the 40th Academy Awards. In one of those memorable Oscar moments, Hitchcock approached the podium, said “thank you” and left.
Based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello, the film stars Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D’Arcy, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow, and Kurtwood Smith.
HITCHCOCK will have its World Premiere on Thursday, November 1, as the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2012 and will be in a limited release November 23, 2012.