Anthony Hopkins to play Hitchcock

London: Veteran actor Anthony Hopkins has been roped in to play legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in a new biopic.

The film `Alfred Hitchcock & the Making of Psycho` is based on Stephen Rebello`s book of the same name and will be directed by Sasha Gervasi.

Actress Dame Helen Mirren is in talks to play Hitchcock`s wife, Alma Reville, according to CinemaBlend.com.

The film will chronicle Hitchcock`s experiences while filming the thriller "Psycho" in the late 1950s. "Psycho" became an instant classic when it was released in 1960 and many film fans claim it is the director`s greatest work, reports contactmusic.com.

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