The first trailer and a new poster for director Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock have been released. The film looks absolutely fascinating, with killer performances from stars Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren as the legendary director and his wife. The story chronicles the troubled production of Psycho, but there’s a great deal of humor sprinkled throughout this trailer to balance the more dramatic material. The chemistry between Hopkins and Mirren is palpable, and the makeup work on Hopkins is simply stunning. Though the fall movie season is already packed with some fantastically promising films, this swell first trailer has rocketed Hitchcock towards the top of my most anticipated list.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out the poster. The film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Kurtwood Smith. Hitchcock opens on November 23rd.
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Here’s a 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.