Dial M for Mirror Image! Fox Searchlight has released the first photo of actor Anthony Hopkins as director Alfred Hitchcock from the upcoming film Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, and the result is stunning! Either ol’ Hannibal Lecter has been putting away lots of liver and fava beans or else he’s been fitted with a masterful neck and jowl prosthetic. Either way, the look is amazing and ranks just behind Daniel Day Lewis’ Abraham Lincoln look on our “Top 10 Uncanny Resemblence First Look Photos of the Past 12 Months” list.
Here are a couple side-by-side photos of Anthony Hopkins and Alfred Hitchcock himself for comparison:
That’s all fine and dandy, but we all know what the real test is… Silhouettes!
Mmmm… Not too good. But, in Anthony’s defense, he isn’t in full profile.
As you probably figured out from the title, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho is about Hitchcock’s struggles to finance the making of the classic 1960 suspense/thriller. It’s based on the nonfiction book by Stephen Rebello of the same name and will star Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh (the actress who played Marion Crane, who gets stabbed to death in the infamous shower scene), James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins (Norman Bates), Helen Mirren as Alfred Hitchcocks’s wife, and Jessica Biel as Vera Miles (Marion Crane’s sister).