Fox Searchlight is in overdrive mode today with their biggest Oscar contender of the year (bar “The Sessions“), with “Hitchock.” They’ve released six new photos, a clip from the film, a new poster and a pretty enlightening featurette that gives you the intriguing meat of the movie. It’s about more than just the making of “Psycho” or a Hitchcock biopic and instead about the critical relationship between Hitchcock and Alma Reville: his wife, his editor, his scriptwriter and his most trusted creative confidante.
Lead by Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock” features an all-star cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D’Arcy, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow and Kurtwood Smith. The official synopsis calls it a “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.”
Based on the book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” by Stephen Rebello, “Hitchcock” is directed by Sacha Gervasi (the excellent documentary, “Anvil! The Story Of Anvil!“) and written by John J. McLaughlin (“Black Swan“). The film recently kicked off the AFI Fest and you can read our review here. “Hitchcock” is in theaters November 23. [Fox Searchlight/Recent Movie Posters/Yahoo]