AFI Fest got two major gets this year – Lincoln and now, just announced – Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock willopen the fest November 1, 2012.

Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, and James D’Arcy. The heat of this season is almost too much to take – usually you see bomb after bomb, disappointment after disappointment.

This year it’s like a multiple filmgasm – boom! boom! boom! One great film after another. Not sure whether this film will be good or not but if this trend continues it’s going to be tough finding a Best Picture winner with so many great choices…

From the press release:

“HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville.
The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho.”


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  • mecid

    Film is interesting for me only because sexy Scarlett is in it!

  • rufussondheim

    There are a lot of films that will be vying for Best Pic votes. Not sure if this will be one, but it getting thrown into this year’s mix says one of two things, The Studio is dumb or The Movie is Great. I hope it’s the latter.

    It appears that many readers here think there will be a lot of nominees this year since this year is a better year than last. I’m of the opposite opinion. I think there will be so many great films that they will fracture the vote and, as a result, there will only be a handful of films that get the desired 5%. I predict that only 5 or 6 films will make the cut.

  • JP

    @ rufussondheim

    i was thinking about this possibility. This year will be decisive for this system of 5-10 nominees. 2009 was a year in which we reached the nominations day with about 20 films with possible BP nomination. But if it was under the new system only The Hurt Locker, Avatar, Inglorious Basterds, Precious and Up in the Air would be nominated. And I consider that a good year. Right now, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, Lincoln, Les Miserables and The Master could polarize the race and prevent films like Beasts of the Southern Wild, Amour or Life of Pi to get in.

  • Mel

    Because of my personal interests as a Hitch fanatic, this is the one I am most looking forward to and so pleasantly surprised that we get it THIS YEAR. They must think they really have something, which is a good sign. I’ve been following the production on FB and over the past few months they posted amazing pictures of the sets and locations and just that alone is going to be enough to keep me in a seat quite content.

  • Pierre de Plume

    It’s hard to imagine the reserved Alfred Hitchcock in a love story, but as Hitchcock nut I can’t wait to see it.

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