Los AngelesHitchcock, starring Academy Award winners Anthony Hopkins in the titular role and Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville, will set its worldwide premiere as the Opening Night Gala of the American Film Institute’s AFI FEST 2012. Directed by Sacha Gervasi , the film also stars Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins. 

The film is based on the book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” by Stephen Rebello. It will be produced by Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock and Joe Medjuck of Montecito Picture Company, along with Tom Thayer and Alan Barnette, based on a screenplay by John J. McLaughlin