by Jason Barr Posted: January 19th, 2011 at 9:37 pm
The man responsible for the excellent documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil may soon be directing his attention to the “Master of Suspense.” According to 24 Frames, writer/director/producer Sacha Gervasi is currently in negotiations with Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Pictures to pen/direct an Alfred Hitchcock biopic. Per the report, the film will be based on Stephen Rebello’s 1990 book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho which documents in acute detail the production of (spoiler alert) Hitchcock’s 1960 classic, Psycho.
While Gervasi’s is the newest name at the table, the perpetual “in development” Hitchcock biopic has seen earlier drafts penned by both Rebello and Black Swan co-scribe John McLaughlin. For more on the project, hit the jump to check out a brief overview of Rebello’s book.
Keanu Reeves is known for many things. He’s so zen that many consider his brain is on stand-by. He will always be known for fantastic action movies like “Point Blank”, “Speed”, and “The Matrix”. I also know him because I come to his defense every time someone says he can’t act and then I have to tell them to watch “The Gift” even though I don’t think it’s a very good film but I think Reeves is one of the few positive contributions.
But I wouldn’t say Keanu is known for comedy. Oh, he’s had some hilarious films but I’m pretty sure movies like “Johnny Mnemonic”, “The Watcher”, and “Chain Reaction”, weren’t intentionally comedic. Now it looks like Keanu is going to try and make us laugh with “Henry’s Crime”. Find out if you can enjoy Keanu without irony after the jump.