Anvil Director Tackling Hitchcock Biopic

Sacha Gervasi, the filmmaker behind acclaimed 2009 documentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” about the fallen heavy-metal pioneers, is in discussions to write and direct a film about a key part in the career of Alfred Hitchcock for Montecito Pictures reports The Los Angeles Times.

Gervasi would take the reins of “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of ‘Psycho,’ ” a long-gestating film based on Stephen Rebello’s 1990 book which “Black Swan” writer John McLaughlin previously adapted.

The film explores how the 1960 hit “Psycho” was actually quite a departure for the helmer in that it was a more explicitly shocking film which was meant to compete with other low-budget horror pictures. Anthony Hopkins was previously linked to play Hitchcock.