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8 New Photos Of Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Anthony Hopkins & More In 'Hitchock'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 12:00 PM
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If there is one thing that HBO's "The Girl" and Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock" seem to underscore, it's that Alfred Hitchcock surely liked his leading ladies. To what degree and how sleazy he may or may not have been, is open to interpretation. And while the Toby Jones vehicle portrays him as a ruthless cad, Sacha Gervasi's picture -- set during the making of "Psycho" -- takes a bit of a lighter air, though the helmer certainly doesn't mind making sure the curves are framed properly. And fresh off the film's AFI Fest debut, some new images have arrived giving a closer look at the rest of the extended cast, including the actresses who take on some classic cinema roles.

AFI Fest Review: ‘Hitchcock’ A Breezy, Disposable Effort Saved By Anthony Hopkins & Helen Mirren’s Dedicated Performances

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 2, 2012 7:32 AM
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Hypnotic, beautiful, and perilous in equal measure – one needn’t glance anywhere else but at the leading ladies of Alfred Hitchcock’s films to garner their intense influence, yet as dramatized in “Anvil!” director Sacha Gervasi’s loving biopic, “Hitchcock,” the real authority lingered off the set at home, shielding her husband quietly from failure and ruin. What follows is a peek behind the curtain on Hitchcock’s marriage to Alma Reville (the couple played by Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren), while charting their pangs of jealousy and pressure during the turbulent making of “Psycho.”

Watch: New Short Clip Of Anthony Hopkins As 'Hitchcock' Directing Scarlett Johansson In 'Psycho' Shower Scene

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 2:50 PM
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When Fox Searchlight surprised many by dropping "Hitchcock" right into the midst of the Oscar season, prognosticator types wondered if would be a game changer. Well, while the verdict is still out, its awards season chances will start to be determined tonight when the film opens the AFI Fest in Los Angeles. But to start the chatter a little early this afternoon, the studio has unveiled a tiny teaser.

Jonathan Glazer's 'Under The Skin' Starring Scarlett Johansson Undergoes Reshoots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 5:19 PM
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As the festival season wore on in 2012, one movie we kept hoping would pop up at Venice, Telluride, Toronto, London or Rome, was Jonathan Glazer's long awaited "Under The Skin." The film shot last year, and has been in post-production even since and we figured it might cross the finish line soon, but it appears there is still more work to be done on the movie.

Is This What Scarlett Johansson Would've Looked Like As Lisbeth Salander?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2012 3:46 PM
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“We flew in people from New Zealand and Swaziland and all over the place,” David Fincher said last year about trying to cast Lisbeth Salander for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." “Look, we saw some amazing people. Scarlett Johansson was great. It was a great audition, I’m telling you. But the thing with Scarlett is, you can’t wait for her to take her clothes off.”

New Photos Of Anthony Hopkins & Helen Mirren In 'Hitchcock'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 8, 2012 4:25 PM
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Two films enter, one film leaves! Dueling "Snow White" pictures made way for dueling Alfred Hitchock pictures in 2012 (oh, how Hollywood loves to battle with itself). And the verdict may already be in. The version focusing on the master of suspense's releationship with Tippi Hedren staring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, "The Girl" screened this weekend at the Hamptons International Film Festival and our reviewer wasn't overly impressed (however some other reviews have been a bit more generous). That leaves "Hitchcock," which centers on the making of the groundbreaking psychological horror film, "Psycho." The synopsis so far is rather vague, but provides enough to keep us interested:

Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Alison Brie & More Testing For 'Captain America 2'; Scarlett Johansson To Possibly Appear

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 8:45 PM
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Chris Evans, you lucky bastard. The shortlist for his love interest in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has dropped and it's basically a list of actresses who have been the subjects of our ever unsent mash notes.

First Look At Scarlett Johansson As Janet Leigh In 'Hitchcock'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 11:39 AM
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Alfred Hitchcock seems to be firmly in the zeitgeist at the moment: the British Film Institute is showing an extensive retrospective of the director's work later in the year, and the next twelve months or so will see not one, but two biopics of the legendary master of suspense. The first, "The Girl," is made for British television and focuses on the relationship between Hitch and his "The Birds" star Tippi Hedren, with Toby Jones playing the director and Sienna Miller taking on the actress's role.

Keira Knightley Steps In For Scarlett Johansson On John Carney's Musical 'Can A Song Save Your Life?'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 8:00 AM
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Now roughly six billion people have seen the thing, we can all pretty much agree that Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson were the secret weapons of superhero mega-hit "The Avengers." The former brought a wry understatement to Bruce Banner, as well as performance-capturing the most effective screen take on the Hulk yet, while Johansson banished any memories of her flat turn in "Iron Man 2" and made Black Widow steely, vulnerable, cunning and funny, often in the same breath.

First Official Image Of Scarlett Johansson In Jonathan Glazer's 'Under The Skin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2012 9:23 AM
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One film we've been keeping an eye on, and hoping it will pop up somewhere on the 2012 calendar, is Jonathan Glazer's long awaited third film (his first in eight long years) "Under The Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson. On paper, it seems like a straight genre piece or a "Species" remake, with the adaptation of Michael Faber's novel telling the story of a manhunting alien disguised as a sexy woman who preys on human flesh. Well, the good news is two fold. Cineuropa has tweeted that the film is officially in post-production in London after shooting last fall, and they've included the first official image from the movie.

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