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Best known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in 1991 thriller 'The Silence of the Lambs', Hopkins is almost unrecognisable in the recently released image. WIN a 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol' prize pack valued at $1,000
That famous Hitchcock profile is present and correct on the actor portraying him in Sacha Gervasi's new film 'Hitchcock' - originally called 'Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho'.
Dame Helen Mirren
Anthony Hopkins (L) is almost identical to the real Alfred Hitchcock in this first photo taken from the upcoming film.
will play opposite Hopkins, as Hitchcock's wife Alma, Scarlett Johansson
is portraying actress Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel
plays Vera Miles, and James D'Arcy has taken on the role of Anthony Perkins.The latest - and very surprising - name to join the cast is Ralph Macchio
('The Karate Kid
'), playing Joe Stefano, the writer of 'Psycho'.
Sir Anthony Hopkins in April this year. Credit: Getty Images
The movie will chart the struggle that Hitchcock had making the horror movie, when all around him thought that it was beneath him.Production started on the film last Friday, and it looks set to hit cinemas in 2013.
Beth Squires writes for Yahoo! Movies UK & IE