Fitting perfectly into the month-long celebration of all things horror movies, I present to you (I bit late I will add) the first trailer for the upcoming Hitchcock film starring Anthony Hopkins. There's not much more to be said beyond that. Any regular readers of the blog will know that I have keeping tabs on this movie ever since word first broke out in the summer. For me, this has been one of my most anticipated movies of the season and the new trailer does nothing more than reassure that fact.
When this trailer surfaced on the web a few days ago, I knew it was just a preview for something still a long ways a way. Hitchcock was originally scheduled for a 2013 release, but with this trailer came news that the movie's release was being pushed up to November 23 of this year. Rarely do we ever see this happen in Hollywood, as movies typically just get pushed back and delayed. Exactly what we saw with Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby.
With this new November 23rd release, this movie is in prime position for Oscar talks, more specifically, Anthony Hopkin's portrayal of Sir Alfred. After seeing that first profile of Hopkins dressed as Alfred Hitchcock, I, and everyone else that saw that picture, knew it was a perfect casting decision. And it seems no less true after watching the trailer as well. Hopkins has it all locked in, down to the signature Hitchcock drawl under every word he speaks. speaks.
Hopkins steals the show and by right he should, but we can't ignore the rest of the talent funneling through this picture. Helen Mirren has never given a bad performance in her life and Scarlett Johansson looks spot on as Janet Leigh. Heck I even see Red Foreman in there.