Director Sacha Gervasi’s much anticipated Hitchcock will have its world premiere at AFI Fest tonight, and the first brief clip from the film has now landed online. The pic focuses on the legendary filmmaker’s production of Psycho, specifically centering on his relationship with his wife and collaborator Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). This brief clip shows Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock aggressively directing Psycho’s classic shower scene, with Scarlett Johansson playing Janet Leigh. After seeing the stellar first trailer, I’m really, really looking forward to this one.
Hit the jump to watch the clip. The film also stars Jessica Biel, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Kurtwood Smith. Hitchcock opens on November 23rd.
Here’s the synopsis for Hitchcock:
HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie PSYCHO.