Hopkins to play Hitchkock

MUMBAI: Anthony Hopkins is talking to production company Montecito to star in a big-screen adaptation of Stephen Rebello‘‘s 1998 book, ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho‘.

Hopkins will play Hitchcock in a new non-fiction film that will deal with the director‘‘s life and film career.

The book focuses on the story of Hitchcock‘‘s decision to make the now-famous horror movie and the struggle he had to finance and get support for the film.

Hopkins, who is famed for his work in psycho-horror films like The Silence of Lambs, is keen on playing the role.

Sacha Gervasi, who is in talks to direct the film, may concentrate more on Hitchcock‘‘s relationship with his wife, Alma Reville.

Hopkins has won an Academy Award for his role as Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs and reprised the character in a number of sequels. He‘‘s now appearing in the Satanic-horror The Rite that is set to release next week.

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