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Anvil! director in talks for a Hitchcock biopic next

01.20.2011
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We're treading into meta territory here with a film about a filmmaker making a film, but that's just what might be on deck for ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL director Sacha Gervasi.

He's currently in talks to write and direct an adaption of Stephen Robello's 20 year old book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho.'" The book points out interesting facts about the film, like how much of a shocking departure it was for the director after his previous films, and it was meant to be the BLAIR WITCH of its day, competing against other low budget horror movies.

There have been a few actors approached to play the Hitchcock role in the past, the most prominent name being Anthony Hopkins, but no word on if he's still being considered for the part.

ANVIL! was a great film, but it does seem like a bit of leap from there to here, though Gervasi would seem to have the smarts to turn the project into something quite enjoyable. Stay tuned for more details.

Extra Tidbit: Favorite Hitchcock movie?
Source: LA Times

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1:14AM on 01/21/2011
Either Hoffman or Giamatti.

Tidbit = Psycho.
Either Hoffman or Giamatti.

Tidbit = Psycho.
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6:52PM on 01/20/2011

Casting

I was just discussing this last week with friends at uni. We decided that in both voice and appearance, it needs to be a fat Michael Gambon. Anyone know where we can get one?
More realistically, Paul Giamatti could be very interesting indeed...
I was just discussing this last week with friends at uni. We decided that in both voice and appearance, it needs to be a fat Michael Gambon. Anyone know where we can get one?
More realistically, Paul Giamatti could be very interesting indeed...
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4:13PM on 01/20/2011

Hitchcock

James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
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4:11PM on 01/20/2011
I'd be down for this. Hoffman would be good. or maybe Brian Cox.
I'd be down for this. Hoffman would be good. or maybe Brian Cox.
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3:49PM on 01/20/2011

Hmm

How about Paul Giamatti?
How about Paul Giamatti?
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4:14PM on 01/20/2011
I thought of him after I posted.
I thought of him after I posted.
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2:50PM on 01/20/2011
I hate the typical biopic formula so this sounds cool to me.

Hopkins is a good choice. I can also see Phillip Seymour Hoffman playing him.
I hate the typical biopic formula so this sounds cool to me.

Hopkins is a good choice. I can also see Phillip Seymour Hoffman playing him.
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