Who better than to star in the upcoming movie, “Hitchcock,” then the all-time creepy man himself, Anthony Hopkins, playing the legendary Hitchcock (the makeup was so good, I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t read it). Formerly titled, “Alfred Hitchcock and The Making of Psycho,” the movie is set to release for a limited time this November 23.
Don’t expect The Bates Motel to be anything less than grueling and violent. In fact, this “making of” movie is listed as a comedy-drama, which focuses on the relationship between the infamouns Alfred Hitchcock himself and his wife, Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). The plot of the story, however, falls back on the actual making of one of the scariest horror movies of its time, “Psycho,” which includes even, yes, the financing as Hitchcock proved to Hollywood and any other doubters that he still had an edge. Apparently, he proved them wrong.
Scarlett Johansson plays Janet Leigh (real name, Jeanette Morrison), the actress who played Marion Crane, who happened to be the poor girl first killed while taking a leisurely shower by, who else but Norman Bates (James D'Arcy). Jessica Biel plays the other famous “Psycho” actress, Vera Miles.
Haven’t seen the original 1960 thriller? Here’s a brief synopsis from IMDb:
“A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.” –IMDb
Really? A love story about Hitchcock and Reville? Some say this is a main basis for the comedy-drama. Romance-comedy-drama. How ironic.
Originally, the real Alfred Hitchcokck was only nominated for five directing Oscars for the films, “Lifeboat,” “Psycho,” “Rear Window,” “Rebecca” and “Spellbound.” The 1960’s thriller did receive four Oscar nominations for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Leigh). Even with all the nominations, Hitchcock never won an Oscar, something he always wanted.
Anthony Hopkins – Will help Hitchcock finally win his Oscar?
In his entire career, Anthony Hopkins has received three Oscar nominations and won one Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the 1991 movie, "Silence of the Lambs." Altogether, Hopkins has won 38 awards.