With Julian Jarrold’s The Girl set to premiere on HBO later this month, Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for their own Alfred Hitchcock biopic, entitled simply Hitchcock. This one stars Anthony Hopkins in the lead role (wearing plenty of prosthetics) with Helen Mirren playing his wife Alma. Unlike The Girl, which focuses on his relationship with Tippi Hedren and the shooting of The Birds, Hitchcock revolves around the making of Psycho with Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh.
Based on this trailer, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about Anthony Hopkins’ performance so far. It seems a little goofy and distracting, but something tells me it will be highly praised just because he looks so different. Either way, I am definitely interested in the story, and it’s kinda cool that this movie is directed by Sacha Gervasi, the same guy who brought us the amazing documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil. Hitchcock hits select theatres on Nov. 23rd; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.