Based on Stephen Rebello's book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, Fox Searchlight's highly-anticipated Hitchcock will see a limited release on November 23rd. Starring Anthony Hopkins as the Master of Suspense, the film will chronicle the behind-the-scenes drama of Hitch's making of his iconic horror thriller, Psycho (1960).
Before it is released into theaters, where it will see a limited run in time for awards season, the film will make its debut at the AFI Film Festival, where it will open the fest with a gala premiere on November 1st.
More than just a look behind the camera, Hitchcock is also something of a love story between the director and his sharply observant wife, Alma Reville, played Helen Mirren. Reville was a screenwriter who served as Hitch's life-long collaborator, thanks to her keen ear for dialogue and ability to notice continuity flaws even Hitchcock himself missed.
The film also stars Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins and Jessica Biel as Vera Miles.
Movie poster for 'Hitchcock'/Fox Searchlight Pictures