Though HBO's The Girl seeks to paint Alfred Hitchcock in a negative light with an obsession regarding The Birds later in his career, it's the big screen biopic Hitchcock that has been gaining just as much talk from critics and audiences. Starting production just six months ago, the feature seeks to tell the tale of the classic masterpiece Psycho with Anthony Hopkins playing the legendary director and how exactly the film managed to surface from page to screen. Now in preparation for the possible Oscar run, the first trailer for Hitchcock has been released today and features a great amount of humor along with a number of dramatic moments as well.
Joining Hopkins will be Toni Collette who plays Hitchcock's assistant Peggy Robertson, Helen Mirren his wife Alma, Danny Huston as a friend of Alma's, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, Ralph Macchio as screenwriter of Psycho Joe Stefano, Michael Wincott as serial killer Ed Gein (whom Psycho is based off of), and more.
Director Sacha Gervasi is at the helm, with a script based on the Stephen Revello book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. Hitchcock hits theaters on November 23rd.