Sacha Gervasi‘s previous feature was the documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil. I think it’s a little bit of a shame that the same naming strategy wasn’t employed for his “narrative debut,” Hitchcock.
I suppose it isn’t really Hitchcock: The Story of Hitchcock, though. Just the story of the making of Psycho.
You’ll see plenty of such Psycho-making going on in this first trailer, starring Anthony Hopkins and a pound of surplus chin as the titular Hitch.
See that in HD at Apple.
I’m not kidding you when I say that I watched that and thought “Who does he really look like, because it’s not quite Hitchcock?” and then realised I was thinking of Toby Jones.
Hitchcock is out in the US on November 23rd. I have a very strong feeling and/or inside knowledge that it’s going to be the surprise film at the London Film Festival come Saturday 20th October.