How is this for some strange news? Fox Searchlight has announced that Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins as the legendary director, has received a November 23, 2012 release date. In addition, they have unveiled the first poster, which you can see below. The only reason that they would be pushing this film so quickly is to get Hopkins into the Oscar race as this is the prime Oscar Awards season release. All previous rumors were that the film would get a 2013 release date.
Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcockâ€™s seminal movie Psycho.
In addition to Hopkins, Hitchcock sports an all-star cast that includes Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D’Arcy, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow and Kurtwood Smith.