by Jason Barr Posted: January 21st, 2011 at 5:50 pm
Sir Anthony Hopkins may soon make a turn as the Master of Suspense, Sir Alfred Hitchcock. The Oscar-winner is currently in negotiations with Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Pictures to star in the film adaptation of Stephen Rebello’s book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. Momentum on the film is certainly gaining as, only two days ago, we reported that Anvil! The Story of Anvil director Sacha Gervasi was in talks to direct the pic and rewrite John McLaughlin’s (Black Swan) script.
This is not Hopkins’ first time courting the role, as Heat Vision points out, that the actor was attached to a previous iteration of the project with Ryan Murphy directing and Helen Mirren starring opposite Hopkins. To learn more about the potential project, hit the jump for an overview of Rebello’s book/the film’s source material.
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.