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Anthony Hopkins is in talks to play Alfred Hitchcock in a new biopic from “Anvil : The Story of Anvil” director Sacha Gervasi.

The Oscar Winning actor, soon to be seen in religi-thriller “The Rite”, would play the famed director of “Psycho” and “The Birds” in Montecito’s feature film version of the book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.”

The film, says THR, 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”.

John McLaughlin’s script would also tackle the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville.

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