Sacha Gervasi In Talks To Direct Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho
In addition to being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock was also an incredibly fascinating person. Perfect example: he refused to get a driver's license because he had a crippling fear of the police that was instilled in him at a young age when his father sent him to the local police station and had him locked up in a holding cell for ten minutes. A biopic about the director, however, has never managed to get off the ground, but that may change very soon.
The LA Times reports that Sacha Gervasi, known best for directing the heavy metal documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil, is currently in talks to direct an adaptation of the Stephen Rebello book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. As the title suggests, the story largely centers on Hitchcock during the creation of what many consider to be the greatest horror film of all time. While nobody has been cast yet in the long gestating project, Anthony Hopkins was at one point mentioned as being connected to the film.
It takes a strange mind to craft all of the brilliant movies that Hitchcock made during his career and it almost feels like a crime that he hasn't been the subject of a biopic yet. Should he come on board, here's hoping that Gervasi can not only make an entertaining film but, more importantly, do justice by the subject.
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