VOD Recommendation: A Clever, Stylish Biopic with an Exceptional Cast Coming Soon on Demand
03.12.13 by BJSprecher
"That, my dear, is why they call me the Master of Suspense."
Journey back in time to the Golden Age of Hollywood and follow along with a brilliant filmmaker as he struggles to keep his marriage intact while making a controversial horror movie that could very well end his career.
The Flick: Hitchcock
The Skinny: Emmy-winning British filmmaker Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) wrote and directed this biopic based on Stephen Rebello's book Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. Hitchcock premiered as the opening film of AFI Fest 2012.
The Players: Sir Anthony Hopkins stars as legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, who finds himself at a creative crossroads following the release of his 1959 movie North by Northwest. After turning down several movie offers, Hitchcock chooses to adapt Robert Bloch's horror novel Psycho as his next movie, a controversial decision that puts him at odds with the studio and with his wife and collaborator Alma Reville, played by Dame Helen Mirren. The cast includes Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, the star of Psycho; Jessica Biel as actress Vera Miles; and Toni Collette as Hitchcock's assistant, Peggy Robertson.
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