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.”