Helen Mirren Playing Hitchcock’s Wife

Helen Mirren has joined the cast of the dramatic comedy “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” says Heat Vision.

Adapted from Stephen Rebello’s non-fiction book, Anthony Hopkins will portray Hitchcock with the story focusing on his quest to make his 1960 horror classic “Psycho” – a film no studio wanted a part of at the time.

Hitchcock ultimately secured financing himself. Mirren will play his wife Alma Reville, a talented editor in her own right who was particularly good at error correction including dialogue revision, plot inconsistencies and continuity problems such as Janet Leigh’s swallowing while playing dead during the infamous “Psycho” shower scene.

Previously set up at Paramount Pictures, the project is now at Fox Searchlight. Sacha Gervasi (“Anvil: The Story of Anvil”) directs from a script by John J. McLaughlin (“Black Swan”) and author Stephen Rebello. Shooting kicks off in April.