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Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock

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Cue the Alfred Hitchcock Presents music!

Anthony Hopkins is attempting to step into the shadow of the legendary director for the movie, Hitchcock, the story behind the making of Psycho, so it makes perfect sense that the first image of the Oscar-winner playing the director captures his iconic silhouette. Head titled back, heavy-lidded eyes, jowly. Not bad, Mr. Hopkins. You can practically hear the auteur’s slow, phlegmatic drawl.

The movie began shooting last week, with Helen Mirren as Hitch’s wife, Alma, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, Michael Stuhlbarg as Lew Wasserman, and Toni Collette as Hitchcock’s secretary Peggy.

I know what you’re thinking… When will Fox Searchlight release a respectively iconic image of Johansson as Janet Leigh?

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