'Hitchcock' shakes up Oscars race with Nov. 23 release

By Gold Derby News Desk
By Gold Derby News Desk
Sep 20 2012 11:13 am
0
0
0
Email this to a friend
close
See Gold's Predictions
Get Gold Derby's free news alerts and predictions

Fox Searchlight pulled off a surprise worthy of the subject of its new film "Hitchcock" with Thursday's announcement that this biopic will be released on Nov. 23. This first feature from documentarian Sacha Gervasi ("Anvil! The Story of Anvil") only wrapped in late May.

Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins plays the renowned director, Alfred Hitchcock, in this film based on Stephen Rebello's 1990 bestseller about the making of the movie "Psycho." BAFTA nominee John McLaughlin ("Black Swan") scripted the adaptation.  

So convinced was Hitchcock in the material that he abandoned the glossy Technicolor suspense tales which he had been turning out with great success to make the low budget black and white horror film in 1960. 

Oscar champ Helen Mirren plays Hitch's loyal wife Alma Reville who supported him as he cobbled together the financing for this film while Emmy winner Toni Collette is his trusty assistant Peggy Robertson

Tony winner Scarlett Johansson features as Janet Leigh who made a memorable appearance in "Psycho" and was rewarded with her only Oscar nomination. Could this be the role that finally earns Johannson her first Oscar bid? 

MAKE YOUR OSCAR PREDICTIONS:
Will Scarlett Johansson win Best Supporting Actress?
Log your predictions in all top Oscar races. Compete against experts!

 

James D'Arcy plays Anthony Perkins who was haunted by the role of Norman Bates for the rest of his life while Jessica Biel is Vera Miles, one of a string of actresses who Hitchcock tried to mold into his ideal woman. Tony nominee Michael Stuhlbarg portrays Universal studio exec Lew Wasserman and Danny Huston is scripter Whitfield Cook.

 
Related News
Share
Email this to a friend
close
X

Advertisement

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Inside Track: Oscar Predictions

Oscars predictions

Earliest Oscars Predictions Ever

Our Oscarologists are busy updating their predictions as they see more and more contenders. Make your early picks now -- click here -- and change them later as the derby heats up.

Odds   View %  
Experts
1 BoyhoodBoyhood
9/2
2 UnbrokenUnbroken
6/1
3 BirdmanBirdman
15/2
4 The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game
15/2
5 The Theory of EverythingThe Theory of Everything
12/1
6 Gone GirlGone Girl
14/1
7 InterstellarInterstellar
14/1
8 FoxcatcherFoxcatcher
16/1
9 WhiplashWhiplash
25/1
10 The Grand Budapest HotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel
33/1
See complete statistics by Clicking Here
Hot Links from the Web
Photo Galleries: Oscars, Emmys, ...
Latest Forum Posts
Grammy ROTY winners 2000-2014 elimi..
+ Rehab- Clocks"Rolling in the Deep" by Adele - 26"Rehab" by Amy Winehouse - 26"..
Lead Actress Oscar winning roles 20..
+ Reese- Lawrence(2005)Reese Witherspoon--Walk The Line *15* (2003)Charlize Ther..
Parks and Recreation performances e..
+ Retta- PlazaAmy Poehler as Leslie Knope - 25Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson - 21C..
2000-2010 Oscar winning performance..
+ Firth- KidmanHeath Ledger, The Dark Knight - 18Christian Bale, The Fighter - 1..
Subscribe to our free news service

Advertisement