Anthony Hopkins Yet Again Considering Playing Alfred Hitchcock
A few days ago we reported on the news that Anvil! The Story of Anvil director Sacha Gervasi was in line, but not officially signed on yet, to direct the feature film Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho that's about the legendary filmmaker and the making of his seminal horror classic. It's an odd story because years ago, Anthony Hopkins was developing his own Hitchcock feature called Alfred Hitchcock Presents that he was going to star in, and it sounds like this is the same project but revamped with a new director and new title. However, Heat Vision now confirms that Hopkins is back "in talks" to play Hitchcock once again.
The book that Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho is based on, first published in 1998, tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game as a director, decided to make a "lowly" horror movie. No studio wanted to touch it initially so Hitchcock scrounged for financing by himself. And the rest is history. At the center of the John McLaughlin (Black Swan) script is the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville. THR says no deals have been made yet, but Gervasi & Hopkins are taking meetings and talking. Considering his involvement with the previous Hitchcock property, it's more-than-likely he'll end up taking on this, too.
That's all the new information they have on this project for now, but you can read our very old 2007 article where Hopkins talks about playing Hitchcock. It sounds like this isn't fully confirmed yet, but we'll let you know once it comes together. I'm still interested in seeing him take on this potentially profound role. You?