EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Sacha Gervasi Talks 'Hitchcock'

Thursday, 06 December 2012 17:33
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Currently playing in theaters is the new biopic Hitchcock from director Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil), which is already earning early Oscar-buzz. The film stars Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) in the title role as legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, and fellow Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen) as his wife and secret collaborator Alma Reville. In addition, the excellent cast of actors portraying real-life people also includes Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel (Total Recall) as Vera Miles, Toni Collette (Jesus Henry Christ) as Peggy Robertson, Danny Huston (Stolen) as Whitfield Cook, Michael Stuhibarg (Lincoln) as Lew Wasserman, Kurtwood Smith (Robocop) as Geoffrey Shurlock, Richard Portnow (Law Abiding Citizen) as Barney Balaban, Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) as Joseph Stefano, Michael Wincott (The Crow) as Ed Gein, and James D'Arcy (Cloud Atlas) as Anthony Perkins

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Sacha Gervasi to talk about his work on Hitchcock. The director discussed his new film, the challenges of shooting it, the truth behind the making of Psycho, the real relationship between Alfred and Alma, the biopic's unusual structure, why Anthony Hopkins wanted to play the iconic director, his incredible performance, how Jamie Lee Curtis helped Scarlett Johansson prepare to play her mother, and Hitchcock's true relationship with his leading ladies. 

To watch our exclusive interview with director Sacha Gervasi about Hitchcock, please click on the video player above. 

SYNOPSIS:

A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (Hopkins) and wife Alma Reville (Mirren) during the filming of Psycho in 1959. 

Hitchcock is currently playing in theaters now. 

To read our exclusive interview with James D'Arcy about In Their Skin and Hitchcock, please click here.


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