Sunday, January 01, 2012

Strange maybe cool film news

Helen Mirren To Play Alfred Hitchcock's Wife In 'The Making Of Psycho'?

First Posted: 8/12/11 12:33 GMT Updated: 8/12/11 12:37 GMT

Dame Helen Mirren is apparently in talks to play Alfred Hitchcock's wife in a forthcoming biopic.

The Oscar-winning star could be portraying Alma Reville opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins as the legendary filmmaker in Sacha Gervasi's Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film would focus on the director's passion for Psycho - despite Paramount's reported disapproval - and how he backed the movie through his own production company, built his own sets and used crew members from his TV show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

It would be the second film about the famed filmmaker, following The Girl starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller.

The BBC Two drama, to be screened next year, centres on the director's obsessive relationship with leading lady Tippi Hedren.

Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho is expected to start shooting next April.


Kelly Robinson said...

I'd see Mirren in anything.

jervaise brooke hamster said...

Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are both worthless garbage simply because they are British.

Yvette said...

Now this sounds very interesting. I love Helen Mirren.

I can't quite see Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, but we'll have to wait and see.

Should be an intriguing film. Especially since Tippi Hedren is still around (I think) to nay or say what the real story was.

Mike Doran said...

Based on physical resemblance, the obvious choices would be Timothy Spall as Hitchcock and Emily Watson as Alma.
But I guess those aren't names that would "open the movie" to big b.o.
Burying titled actors under pounds of latex never really works.