Last month we learned that Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel have both been cast in the upcoming biopic film Hitchcock (formerly titled Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho) and today we get our first look at lead actor Sir Anthony Hopkins in the role of Alfred Hitchcock himself. As you can see below, Hopkins makes a pretty fantastic Hitchcock in this just released, first promo photo. Click below to see what Anthony Hopkins looks like in the guise of Alfred Hitchcock.
Cue the Alfred Hitchcock Presents music! Anthony Hopkins is attempting to step into the shadow of the legendary director for the movie, Hitchcock, the story behind the making of Psycho, so it makes perfect sense that the first image of the Oscar-winner playing the director captures his iconic silhouette. Head titled back, heavy-lidded eyes, jowly. Not bad, Mr. Hopkins. You can practically hear the auteur’s slow, phlegmatic drawl. The movie began shooting last week, with Helen Mirren as Hitch’s wife, Alma, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, Michael Stuhlbarg as Lew Wasserman, and Toni Collette as Hitchcock’s secretary Peggy.
Wow, he looks great. Much like Meryl Streep has the ability to transform herself for a role, so too can Anthony Hopkins. While make-up and prosthetics do play a large part in transformations like this, it really comes down to talent to really bring these characters to life. Hitchcock himself was quite a character in real life, giving Hopkins much to work with for this role. I’m really curious about this film … the making of Psycho is very intriguing. I must admit, tho, that I am a bit worried about having Scarlett Johansson play the role of Janet Leigh. I’m sorry but except for her work in Match Point and Lost In Translation (films that are years old), I haven’t been very impressed with ScarJo‘s acting performances. That said, she has the ability to impress and wow me … so … we’ll see. I love Anthony Hopkins‘s look in this first promo image so … as I said, I’m intrigued. What do y’all think of this photo? Impressed? How about the film itself? Are you looking forward to seeing this film?