Hopkins & Mirren Present Hitchcock

Hollywood Elsewhere indicates that “Nip/Tuck” creator and “Running with Scissors” director Ryan Murphy will next be helming “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, a film about the hurdles and roadblocks the iconic director had to go through to make his popular classic “Psycho.”

When making “Psycho”, the British helmer discovered barriers on all sides – the script was seen as way too dark and perverse, especially his twist of the lead female star getting killed off after 45 minutes.

Even more surprising is the news that Anthony Hopkins is already rumoured to be starring as Hitchcock, and Helen Mirren might co-star as his wife and collaborator Alma Reville.

Considering the subject matter, one expects Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and scribe Joseph Stefano to figure in as characters. Universal is tipped to be the financier/distributor.