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If you thought "Saw 3D" was going to be the last installment of the gory franchise, then you might want to sit down for this news. The rest of us can stand, because we saw this coming a mile away — every diehard horror fan knows that a movie claiming to be the "final" installment isn't really finished for good!
Lionsgate has just revealed that a new "Saw" flick is on the way. During an interview with CNBC, Vice Chairman Michael Burns got a little chatty about the company's big moneymaker. "I'm sure, some day, you'll see 'Saw' back in the picture," Burns said.
It makes sense, at least financially; Lionsgate has a potential franchise in "Hunger Games," but could certainly use backup from the reliable "Saw" series. From a fan standpoint, anyone who watched James Wan's "Insidious" could have guessed this was coming. Some of you may »
- Alison Nastasi
Helen Mirren is in talks to join the cast of Montecito's adaptation of the Stephen Rebello non-fiction book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho."According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sacha Gervasi ("Anvil! The Story of Anvil") is directing.The project had been set up at Paramount but is now moving to Fox Searchlight.The 1998 book focuses on Hitchcock, at the height of his influence as a director, who decided to make a horror movie ("Psycho") that no studio wanted. He had to come up with the financing on his own and was vindicated when the film became a hit and eventually became one of the most influential films of all time. John McLaughlin ("Black Swan") wrote the adaptation, which will center »
- Adnan Tezer
Fox Searchlight have greenlit a biopic of legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock after being stuck in the development stage for the past four years at Paramount Pictures. Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins has been attached to play Hitchcock since the projects early beginnings while Helen Mirren is now expected to take the role of his wife Alma Reville. The film is set to take place during the making of his most iconic film Psycho, hence the projects obvious current title Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho.
Black Swan scribe John Mclaughlin has penned the script based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Rebello that charts Hitchcock’s struggles to get his film made.Anvil: The Story Of Anvil director Sacha Gervasi is set to helm.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter »
- Craig Hunter
Dame Helen Mirren is currently in talks to play the role of famous film maker’s wife, Alma Reville. Paramount is to make a biopic drama and the project is looking promising after talks. The film has been in development for some time Anthony Hopkins is set to play the lead if all goes ahead. The script is written by John McLaughlin and Stephen Rebello. McLaughlin worked on Black Swan and Robello wrote a book that chronicled the time Hitchcock tried to get Psycho made and the obstacles he overcame. The plot focuses on Hitchcock’s battles with the studios to get Psycho made despite the fact that he was at the height of his profession. The movie is to be directed by Sasha Gervaisi which could begin shooting in April. This could be an interesting insight into one of the greatest movie makers of all time, with Mirren and »
- email@example.com (gercooney)
After years of development projects trying to get a movie about Alfred Hitchcock on the screen, two are coming close to fruition. The first is Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, based on Stephen Rebello's book of the same title. (Rebello co-scripted with Black Swan writer John McLaughlin.) The film has had Anthony Hopkins set to play Hitch for a while, and just moved from Paramount to Fox Searchlight. And now Helen Mirren will likely play Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville. Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) is directing this one, the subject of which should be pretty evident from the title, and THR  says that this deal is still in early stages, but the film hopes to shoot in April. After the break, part of the creation of The Birds will hit HBO and the BBC. The other film is The Girl, which HBO Films will co-produce with the BBC. »
- Russ Fischer
Helen Mirren looks set to join Anthony Hopkins on Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. The film, based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Rebello documenting the story behind the 1960 horror film, was in production with Paramount for four years, originally destined to be a mini-series, before moving over to Fox Searchlight.
In the director's chair is Sacha Gervasi, whose previous credits include madcap music mockumentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil. John McLaughlin, screenwriter of Black Swan, has adapted the book for the big screen.
Mirren is pencilled in to play Alma Reville, Hitchcock's wife, and the film examines their relationship against the backdrop of production on Psycho – which initially struggled to find finance, but which has since been lauded as one of the director's finest. The book, »
- Catherine Shoard
The role will mark the actors' latest real-person portrayal, the British-born movie star has also played former Us president Richard Nixon, artist Pablo Picasso, bike racer Burt Munro, former British leader David Lloyd George and writer Charles Dickens onscreen.
The film will be directed by Sasha Gervasi and Dame Helen Mirren is in talks to play. »
- Rahul Kapoor
The 'Arthur' actress looks likely to join the cast of 'Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho' as Alma Reville alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, who has been attached to play the legendary filmmaker for around a year, though insiders told the Hollywood Reporter that negotiations are still in the early stages.
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- Amith Ostwal
Dame Helen Mirren is set to play Alfred Hitchcock's wife in a new biopic. The 'Arthur' actress looks likely to join the cast of 'Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho' as Alma Reville alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, who has been attached to play the legendary filmmaker for around a year, though insiders told the Hollywood Reporter that negotiations are still in the early stages. 'Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho' is based on Stephen Rebello's non-fiction book about how the director, at the height of his career success, wanted to make a ''lowly'' horror movie. »
Helen Mirren has joined the cast of the dramatic comedy "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho" says Heat Vision.
Adapted from Stephen Rebello's non-fiction book, Anthony Hopkins will portray Hitchcock with the story focusing on his quest to make his 1960 horror classic "Psycho" - a film no studio wanted a part of at the time.
Hitchcock ultimately secured financing himself. Mirren will play his wife Alma Reville, a talented editor in her own right who was particularly good at error correction including dialogue revision, plot inconsistencies and continuity problems such as Janet Leigh's swallowing while playing dead during the infamous "Psycho" shower scene.
Previously set up at Paramount Pictures, the project is now at Fox Searchlight. Sacha Gervasi ("Anvil: The Story of Anvil") directs from a script by John J. McLaughlin ("Black Swan") and author Stephen Rebello. Shooting kicks off in April. »
- Garth Franklin
Helen Mirren is in discussions for a role in Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. The Debt actress is in line to play Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The adaptation of Stephen Rebello's non-fiction tale of the making of the classic movie has been in the works for several years. It was initially being developed at Paramount by Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy, who acquired Anthony Hopkins for the lead role. Hopkins remains attached, but the film is now (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
The film will chronicle Hitchcock's experiences while filming the thriller 'Psycho' in the late 1950s. 'Psycho' became an instant classic when it was released in 1960 and many film fans claim it is the director's greatest work,. »
- Shiva Prakash
After four years in development at Paramount, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho is in the process of being set up at Fox Searchlight, says Heat Vision. Anthony Hopkins, who is still attached to play Hitchcock, and Sacha Gervasi, who is directing, are making the move and are being joined by Helen Mirren, who will play the filmmaker's wife, Alma Reville. Sources caution that the dealmaking behind the move and Mirren boarding is in the early stages, but an April production start is being eyed. The project is based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Rebello that 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 movie, of course, became one of his biggest hits and one of the most influential of all time. »
Things have been somewhat quiet recently around long-gestating bio-drama Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho. But now things are definitely looking up, with Helen Mirren now in negotiations to play the famed filmmaker’s wife, Alma Reville.The Hitchcock pic has been in development for years now, originally springing to life at Paramount, where Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy originally tempted Anthony Hopkins to play the lead.Since then, though, Murphy has left and Anvil! The Story Of Anvil director Sasha Gervasi has stepped in and Fox Searchlight is now backing the project, which still boasts Hopkins.The script is by Black Swan co-writer John McLaughlin and Stephen Rebello, who wrote the eponymous book that chronicles Hitch’s struggle to make Psycho even when he was at the height of his career. With none of the studios willing to lower themselves to make a horror film, he had to scrape »
After developing over the past four years at Paramount Pictures, the gestating film Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho with Anthony Hopkins playing the iconic filmmaker and Sasha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) directing is getting new life at Fox Searchlight, a home that really knows how to treat great films. In addition, Heat Vision reports Helen Mirren is now in early talks to join the project as Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville. Based on Stephen Rebello's book of the same name, the film chronicles Hitchcock's struggles to make a little horror film at the height of his career, a film that no studio wanted to touch then. Knowing the outcome of the story and how the film has gone on to become one of the greatest horror films of all-time and generally a cinematic classic, this is one of those stories that should really dig into the »
- Ethan Anderton
The film will chronicle Hitchcock's experiences while filming the thriller Psycho in the late 1950s. The film became an instant classic when it was released in 1960 and many film fans argue it is the director's greatest movie.
The role will mark Hopkins' latest real-person portrayal - the British-born movie star has also played former U.S. president Richard Nixon, artist Pablo Picasso, bike racer Burt Munro, former British leader David Lloyd George and writer Charles Dickens onscreen. He is also currently playing literary great Ernest Hemingway in Hemingway & Fuentes.
Alfred Hitchcock & the Making of Psycho isn't the only film about the director's great works currently in early development - Sienna Miller has been cast as Tippi Hedren in an as-yet untitled film about the actress' relationship with the legendary filmmaker on the set of 1963's The Birds. »
According to The Hollywood Reporter, after four years in development at Paramount, the film is finally in the process of being set up at Fox Searchlight.
The project is based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Rebello that 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 movie, of course, became one of his biggest hits and one of the most influential films of all time. »
- Uncle Creepy
The Master has found his Mistress.
Helen Mirren will be playing Alma Rainville, the wife of world-renowned filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, in the upcoming biography film that we really hope ends up getting a better title, "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho,'" according to Heat Vision.
Mirren will be playing the better half of Anthony Hopkins' Hitchcock, with Sacha Gervasi ("Anvil! The Story of Anvil") set to direct. News of Mirren's casting comes with the announcement that the long-in-development project has moved from Paramount to Fox Searchlight.
"Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho'" (maybe with the studio change will also come a new title, 'cause that one really has to go) tracks how Hitchcock had to raise the funding for his low-budget horror movie himself after no studio would touch it. The film, written by John McLaughlin ("Black Swan") from the book by Stephen Rebello, also »
- Bryan Enk
With Sir Anthony Hopkins already attached to play Alfred Hitchcock in Montecito's adaptation of the Stephen Rebello non-fiction book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. It is now being reported by the Hollywood Reporter that Helen Mirren may be cast to play the filmmaker's wife, Alma Reville. Sasha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) will be directing the upcoming project from Montecito Picture Co. which is likely to begin production in… »
The Sacha Gervasi-directed, Anthony Hopkins-starring Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho sounded like a pretty great look at the Master of Suspense’s life — and then we didn’t hear anything for close to a year. Now, however, THR informs us that it’s still kicking, and, even better, Helen Mirren is once again in talks to star as the director’s spouse, Alma Reville. With the right talent in place, Fox Searchlight will begin shooting in April.
Black Swan co-scribe John McLaughlin adapted Stephen Rebello‘s Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, an account of, well, Hitchock‘s experiences making the 1960 classic. As the book illustrates, going into territory generally seen as trashier was a strange choice for a man who made “classier” thrillers, and the lack of desire in supporting it serves as part of the main conflict. Grounding all of that in human »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
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