‘Hitchcock’ with Anthony Hopkins to hit theaters in November

By Daniel S Levine,

Hitchcock, the upcoming drama about the making of Alfred Hitchcock's classic Psycho, will be released in November, Fox Searchlight announced today.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the film will be released on Nov. 23, which will give Anthony Hopkins, who plays the Master of Suspense, a shot at a Best Actor nomination. Helen Mirren, who plays Hitchcock’s wife Alma Reville, could also have a shot.

According to Variety, there were questions about whether or not it would hit theaters before the end of the year, especially since production only started in April.

The film is based on Stephen Rebello’s Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho and also stars Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. James D’Arcy plays Anthony Perkins. Rounding out the cast is Jessica Biel, Danny Huston and Toni Collette.

Psycho was a controversial film when it was first released, thanks to its treatment of sexuality and the famous shower scene. It was also a departure from Hitchcock’s previous big-budget films of the 1950s.

The Huffington Post reports that other films opening in limited theaters that weekend include Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook. Fox Searchlight will slowly expand Hitchcock’s release over the course of the rest of the year.

image: Fox Searchlight

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