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First look: Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock

The first image of Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in the film Hitchcock has been revealed. The septuagenarian actor shows off a full-figured silhouette remarkably similar to the Pyscho director's iconic image. PIC INSIDE

hollywood Updated: Apr 20, 2012 13:49 IST

Fox Searchlight Pictures has used its official blog to reveal the first image of Anthony Hopkins in the role of Alfred Hitchcock for the film Hitchcock.



The septuagenarian actor shows off a full-figured silhouette remarkably similar to the one the director of The Birds and North by Northwest was known for.


Anthony Hopkins (R) will be playing Alfred Hitchcock (L) in the film

Directed by Sacha Gervasi, the feature will explore the psyche of Alfred Hitchcock as it follows the complicated filming of Psycho in 1960.



Helen Mirren plays the filmmaker's wife, Alma, while Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel play actresses Janet Leigh and Vera Miles respectively. James D’Arcy portrays Anthony Perkins, whose interpretation of the psychopath Norman Bates became one of his most famous.



Ivan Reitman is producing the film through his Montecito Pictures company. John McLaughlin, who cowrote Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, wrote the script based on a book by Stephen Rebello.



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