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Lisa Cholodenko Out, Sacha Gervasi In For 'November Criminals' With Chloe Moretz To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2013 10:01 PM
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While Sacha Gervasi has been trying for the longest time to get his "My Dinner With Hervé" — a biopic about "Fantasy Island" star Hervé Villechaize with Peter Dinklage and Dominic Cooper linked — off the ground, we can only imagine getting it financed in this climate would be tricky. And when we spoke to the "Anvil!" and "Hitchcock" director last year, he seemed uncertain about what would be next on his plate. Well, it looks like that question is now answered.

Sacha Gervasi Shot & Mostly Cut His Own Cameo In 'Hitchcock' & More About The Master Of Suspense

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • November 21, 2012 1:59 PM
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In Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock,” Anthony Hopkins plays the legendary director, and Helen Mirren his wife and often unacknowledged collaborative partner. On the surface, the film is about the making of "Psycho" -- and great fun is there to be had with recreating some of the key moments of that movie, including a shower scene with Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh -- but even more so, the film is a love story (about both the married couple who made the film possible by mortgaging their home and their mutual love of film).

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

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 21, 2012 12:04 PM
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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.” Based on Stephen Rebello’s book, “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho,” the source material proves there’s indeed a compelling story to be told here, but while Gervasi’s comedy-drama presses charmingly on this period in Hitchcock’s career, the film ultimately collapses under its own lightweight intentions of tribute-turned-romance.

'Hitchcock' Director Sacha Gervasi Talks 'My Dinner With Hervé' & 'Headhunters,' But Isn't Quite Sure What's Next

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • November 20, 2012 11:56 AM
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Now that Sacha Gervasi has "Hitchcock" ready for theaters this week, what will the director do next? "The Jennifer Aniston-Russell Crowe project," he teased when talking to The Playlist this weekend. "The Jennifer Aniston-Love Hewitt/Brad Pitt project. It's all in claymation. Is that weird? And it's underwater."

6 New 'Hitchcock' Photos Plus Poster, New Clip & Featurette

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 12, 2012 5:58 PM
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Fox Searchlight is in overdrive mode today with their biggest Oscar contender of the year, bar "The Sessions" with "Hitchock." They've released six new photos, a clip from the film, a new poster and a pretty enlightening featurette which gives you the intriguing meat of the movie. It's about more than just the making of "Psycho" or a Hitchcock biopic and instead about the critical relationship between Hitchcock and Alma Reville: his wife, his editor, his scriptwriter and his most trusted creative confidante.

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.”

Jessica Biel To Play Vera Miles In Sacha Gervasi's 'Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 21, 2012 8:24 AM
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While her better half has more or less upstaged her in recent times, Jessica Biel looks to be going through a bit of renaissance this year featuring in Len Wiseman's "Total Recall" remake as well as Pascal Laugier's "The Tall Man." Now there's a high-profile project to add to that list with the actress joining 'Story Of Anvil!' director Sacha Gervasi's "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho."

Mark Wahlberg Hoping To Star In Sacha Gervasi's Remake Of Hit Norwegian Thriller 'Headhunters'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2012 11:23 AM
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Something happened at some point in the last few years when we weren't looking: Mark Wahlberg became a bona-fide A-lister. Of course, he's been a movie star for nearly fifteen years, but wasn't necessarily a guy who could open a movie on his own, with box-office disappointemnts going back as recently as 2008's "Max Payne." But off the back of "The Other Guys" and the Oscar-nominated success of "The Fighter," Wahlberg seems to have become a major star, as proven by the fact that he single-handedly opened thriller "Contraband" in the January wastelands to an impressive $25 million weekend, and a total getting near $70 million to date.

'Anvil!' Director Sacha Gervasi To Adapt Jo Nesbo's 'Headhunters' For The Big Screen

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 15, 2011 9:21 AM
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“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” feels like an anomaly. Everybody’s grandmother has read the thing, but will these sweet old ladies show up for a film that has been rated R for “brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language?” Sony is betting on it, big time. Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are signed on for the next two films, and now other studios are getting into the business of adapting Scandinavian crime novels for the big screen, hoping to cash in on the next big trend.

Looks Like Dominic Cooper Has Joined Peter Dinklage In Sacha Gervasi’s ‘My Dinner With Hervé'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2011 8:58 AM
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If you've been reading us for a while, you'll know that one project we've been closely following is Sacha Gervasi's gestating biopic-ish "My Dinner With Hervé." The "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" director has been trying to get the project off the ground for a while now and it's easy to see why -- it's a fascinating tale. The film revolves around the last days of Hervé Villechaize, aka Tattoo—the famous dwarf on TV’s “Fantasy Island.” Written by and based on Gervasi’s true-life experiences, ‘Herve’ is both personal and semi-autobiographical — Gervasi was actually the last journalist to interview Villechaize before he committed suicide in 1993. In fact, after essentially telling Gervasi his life story for a magazine feature profile piece and dredging up a lot of his painful past and upbringing, Villechaize killed himself just a few days later.

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