As you may or may not already know, there are two separate Alfred Hitchcock biopics on the way, one due to air on the BBC later this year, and the other aiming for a 2013 theatrical release. The latter has just started production as of last week and stars Sir Anthony Hopkins in the lead role with Helen Mirren playing his wife, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, and Jessica Biel as Vera Miles. It’s called Hitchcock and it is being directed by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil).
The very first photo of Anthony Hopkins as Hitch has hit the web this week courtesy of People Magazine and, if you ask me, it looks pretty impressive. Granted, it may not look quite as good head on, but they’ve clearly captured his profile and now it will be up to Hopkins to replicate his very distinctive voice and mannerisms. Constrast this with the other biopic, The Girl, which focuses more on Hitchcock’s relationship with Tippi Hedren (played by Sienna Miller) and stars Toby Jones as The Master of Suspense. Which one do you think looks more convincing? Check out a bigger version along with an image from The Girl after the jump.