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New ‘Hitchcock’ Featurette Focuses on Hitchcock’s Relationship With Wife Alma

9 November 2012 7:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director Sacha Gervasi (The Terminal, My Dinner With Herve) invites us to become the ultimate voyeurs in his look behind the camera lens with one of film history’s most iconic men. Hitchcock tells the story of the intense relationship between Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren), who was an enormous yet practically anonymous influence on his work. She was also an unwaveringly loyal partner in life despite his obsession with blond femme fatales, such as Janet Leigh (Scarlett Johansen). The film is set in 1959 during the conception and controversy over Psycho, one of Hitchocks’s most iconic projects which at the time was one of the most shocking films to ever hit cinema screens.

Written by John McLaughlin (Black Swan) and based on the book ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’ by Stephen Rebello. The inimitable Anthony Hopkins takes on with astounding ability »

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Movie News in 60 Seconds: Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in ‘Psycho’; Bruce Willis, Bodyguard in Mexico; Mila Kunis, Half-Human Demon in ‘Hell’

2 March 2012 8:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Alfred Hitchcock is Smiling: Who could play Janet Leigh during the making of Psycho? Why, Scarlett Johansson, of course, an excellent choice in our book for the key role in Sacha Gervasi’s Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. Also newly announced: James McAvoy, who will try to capture the essence of Anthony Perkins. (McAvoy had previously been under consideration for the director’s My Dinner With Herve, a role that Dominic Cooper has reportedly taken.) Johansson (above, in The Black Dahlia) and McAvoy join Anthony Hopkins, who is ready to take on the unenviable challenge of playing the lengendary Hitchcock, and Helen Mirren, who has been cast as Alma, his long-suffering wife. [Showblitz] He’ll Take a Bullet for You: An action-thriller has found its...

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Dominic Cooper Replacing Clive Owen In ‘Cities’; ‘Motor City’ Possibly Out of the Picture

11 February 2012 5:00 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Those who saw The Devil’s Double, My Week With Marilyn and Captain America will know that Dominic Cooper had one hell of a year in 2011. Although his may not have been as good as, say, Jessica Chastain‘s, it was still a breakout 12 months that most up-and-comers would kill for. Coming out of it a young star, Variety reports, Cooper has just entered final negotiations to join Roger Donaldson‘s thriller Cities.

Due to scheduling conflicts, Clive Owen was forced to drop out of the picture, which already stars Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom and Anil Kappor. However, with this not-so-upsetting bit of information, we now know that Cooper will head the project, which “takes place in the months before the Dow Jones stock-market high and intertwines the stories of characters around the globe, including New York hedge fund manager, a Mumbai police officer and a couple who are house-hunting in London. »

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