Anthony Hopkins close to playing Alfred Hitchcock
By Adnan Tezer Jan 24, 2011, 20:53 GMT
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Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins is in talks to play legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in Montecito's adaptation of the Stephen Rebello non-fiction book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sacha Gervasi ("Anvil! The Story of Anvil") is in talks to direct the film.
The 1998 book focuses on Hitchcock, at the height of his influence as a director, who decided to make a horror movie ("Psycho") that no studio wanted. He had to come up with the financing on his own and was vindicated when the film became a hit and eventually became one of the most influential films of all time.
John McLaughlin ("Black Swan") wrote the adaptation, which will center on the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville.
Hopkins will be seen next in New Line's supernatural thriller "The Rite," which opens January 28.