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Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren Deliver in the ‘Hitchcock’ Trailer

We took it as a pretty good sign when Fox Searchlight bumped Hitchcock up into a prime fall awards season spot. Now that we’ve seen the first trailer for Sacha Gervasi’s biopic, which is set during the period when the legendary director struggled to get Psycho made, we’re betting that the stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins (as Hitchcock) and Helen Mirren (as his wife Alma Reville) played a huge part in the studio’s decision. The onscreen chemistry between the two of them is almost enough to completely overshadow Scarlett Johansson’s turn as Janet Leigh — until we get to the behind-the-scenes look at the classic shower scene. If nothing else, the film is sure to be nominated for the incredible makeup job that they’ve done on Hopkins, who is completely transformed here (not to mention, much more believable in the role than Toby Jones). Hitchcock, which makes its world premiere at the AFI Fest next month, hits theaters nationwide on November 23rd. Take a look at the trailer, and let us know in the comments if you’re as excited to see this one as we are!

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