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First look at Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock , Sacha Gervasi's forthcoming biopic of the legendary filmmaker, has released a first official image giving us a first look at Anthony Hopkins as the Master of Suspense.

Straight off the bat you'd have to say that Hopkins looks utterly unrecognisable under all that makeup. It's also a pretty decent likeness of the man himself, with the contours of his profile mapped out perfectly.

The film describes itself as a love story, homing in on the relationship between Hitch and his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). The action takes place during the making of Psycho , and sounds as though it will paint the notoriously difficult filmmaker in a fairly generous light.

It's a different approach from the one Julian Jarrold is going for on the BBC's The Girl , which will chart Hitchcock's obsession with The Birds star, Tippi Hedren. Toby Jones will play the director in that one, with Sienna Miller co-starring as Hedren.

Also starring Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Toni Collette and Danny Huston, Hitchcock is expected to open in cinemas at some point in 2013. A specific release date has yet to be confirmed.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.