A. Hopkins To Play A. Hitchcock

Anthony Hopkins has once again entered talks to play legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock in “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” for Montecito Pictures says Heat Vision.

Based on Stephen Rebello’s book which “Black Swan” scribe John McLaughlin has adapted, the story tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game as a director, decided to make a ‘lowly’ horror movie that no studio wanted to touch initially. The film of course went on to become one of the most famous of all time.

Sacha Gervasi, the filmmaker behind acclaimed 2009 documentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil”, entered discussions to write and direct the film this week.

Hopkins had been attached to a previous version of the film which Ryan Murphy was tipped to direct while Helen Mirren was to play his wife Alma Reville.