Hopkins May Play Hitchcock, And If So, How Psychotically?

Friday, January 21 by

Alfred Hitchcock was one of the greatest movie directors of all-time, but his life wasn’t nearly as exciting as getting attacked in the shower by a crazy cross-dressing murderer. Maybe that’s why the writer/director developing the Hitchcock biopic, Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil), is in talks with everyone’s favorite lamb silencer Anthony Hopkins to spice things up a bit.

I can see it now. “Hello Alma,” ultra super creepy Hitchcock (played by Hopkins) says to his wife and editor Alma Reville in a disturbing whisper. “I think you need to cut a little bit more off that scene,” he says, brandishing a large knife. “Which part? The tail end or the head,” Alma asks, her attention focused on the editing deck. “How about… the neck.” He slices her throat, just like what happened in real life. Yes, that really happened, don’t consult Wikipedia or his many biographies.

Actually, Hopkins has been rumored to play the North By Northwest director for years, when Ryan Murphy was attached to the project. Murphy’s version didn’t come together, and he later went on to create something far scarier than anything Hitchcock ever made: “Glee.” (/Film)

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