With Fox Searchlight barreling the movie into the awards season race, it certainly promises a range of interesting performances, but none more so than the lead, in a movie where it isn't his eccentricities being pushed, but the love for his wife, particularly as it was tested during the making of "Psycho." “I think Alma accepts Hitch for exactly who he is and knows his idiosyncrasies and his crazy predilections,” director Sacha Gervasi tells EW. “She allows him to have his obsessions and I think our movie is about a point where they sort of escalate. Their marriage is absolutely touched off by his increasing obsessions with these women, but they were ultimately fantasy relationships. Hitch lived in this world of fantasy; to him it was more real than real life. And I think Alma was able to kind of, in this film at least, smash it down a little bit.”
But of course, being a movie set during Hollywood's classic cinematic age, means the marketing will push that as well, and this new poster is a pretty great nod to the thriller one-sheets of yore. "Hitchcock" opens the AFI Fest on November 1st and hits theaters on November 23rd.