Anthony Hopkins in Talks to Play Alfred Hitchcock

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Anthony Hopkins in in talks to play Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock in Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, Montecito’s adaptation of the Stephen Rebello non-fiction book, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) is in talks to direct the film, which Paramount Pictures is getting a first crack at.

The 1998 book “tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game as a director, decided to make a ‘lowly’ horror movie. No studio wanted to touch it initially so Hitchcock scrounged for financing by himself.”

The script by John McLaughlin, who co-wrote Black Swan, is centered on the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville.

Hopkins was previously attached an earlier version of the adaptation.