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Coming Soon: Anthony Hopkins as “Hitchcock”

On Saturday when I went to the theater to see “Looper”, before the movie started the theater played one of those turn off your cellphone PSAs; but this one was different, this one had Alfred Hitchcock in it. Well, it had Anthony Hopkins portraying Alfred Hitchcock, anyway. In case you are unaware, Mr. Hopkins will be playing Mr. Hitchcock in the new movie entitled “Hitchcock” which is based on the book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” by Steven Rebello, and today the trailer for the film has been released onto the web.

Thus I bring you this “micro” post. Check out the trailer below and then sound off in the comment section with your thoughts.

Alfred Hitchcock is arguably the most recognizable director of all time; based on the trailer do you think Hopkins pulls it off? And what about Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh? There’s a lot to process here, as this trailer is surprisingly long considering that the film is likely to come out in only a few months.

Consider me excited.

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About Andrew Bacon

A home school student turned filmmaker. A filmmaker turned film-blogger. A film-blogger who wants nothing more than to be a filmmaker. Mostly though, I just like movies.

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6 thoughts on “Coming Soon: Anthony Hopkins as “Hitchcock”

  1. I wasn’t really interested in this when I first heard about it, but just seeing the way Hopkins and Mirren interact with each other, this seems like it will be very interesting. I don’t think it is necessary to fully mimic and look like someone in order to play them. There is that chance that it moves into parody territory. It’s better to cast the character, than cast for looks.

    Posted by Hamish Downie | October 11, 2012, 4:04am
    • I do think that Timothy Spall (the guy that played Churchill in “The King’s Speech”) would be an overall better choice, but I understand where you’re coming.

      Posted by akb_TheProjectionBooth | October 11, 2012, 8:47am
      • Just had to look him up, but you are right. He’s been in some big movies and well-respected movies, so I am sure that he is a talented actor. In a perfect world he’d have gotten the part. But it is, after all the movie business, and Hopkins has name recognition and star power (plus that oscar, so they can do that roll call of oscars that they do in the film).

        Posted by Hamish Downie | October 11, 2012, 9:12am
  2. I’m not sure. He doesn’t look like Hitchcock or sound like Hitchcock.

    Posted by surroundedbyimbeciles | October 10, 2012, 1:41pm

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