After being pushed from this Christmas to an undetermined date next summer, The Great Gatsby‘s delay see to send out a lot of red flags that have concerned a decent number of people. The adaptation of the hit novel has been buzzed about all year long while Warner Brothers has insisted the push was only to ensure a summer hit with appeal to all ages. While that may be the case, another period drama has received a decent amount of talk as biopic Hitchcock is the second take on the legendary director this year though many believe that the film would likely not be released until 2013 as well.
Now, both films have received new release dates and while Gatsby may be long gone for any type of Oscar glory, Hitchcock may be trying to take its place as a contender.
First, Warner Brothers has announced that The Great Gatsbywill now be released on May 10th, 2013. The film now wedges in a tight spot between Iron Man 3 the week before and Star Trek Into Darkness on May 17th. It’s likely the film could suffer from the superhero backlash as most Marvel movies tend to dominate the entire month of May, but we’ll see just how things play out.
The Great Gatsby, presented in 3D, was directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, and more.
Meanwhile, it seems Fox Searchlight really wants to make a run in a short amount of time for Hitchcock. Starting in limited release, the studio has announced that the biopic will be released on November 23rd with an even wider release to follow in the weeks afterwards. The first teaser poster was revealed with the announcement, featuring Anthony Hopkins as the titular director.
This somewhat comes at an alarming and rushed unveiling due to the fact that Hitchcock began production only five months ago. Rumors swirled on whether or not the picture would be released this year, with most hoping the film would be done in time. It seems that answer is now an affirmative one, as joining Hopkins will be Toni Collette who plays Hitchcock’s assistant Peggy Robertson, Helen Mirren his wife Alma, Danny Huston as a friend of Alma’s, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, Ralph Macchio as screenwriter of Psycho Joe Stefano, Michael Wincott as serial killer Ed Gein (whom Psycho is based off of), and more.
Director Sacha Gervasi is at the helm, with a script based on the Stephen Revello book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. This will be the second Alfred Hitchcock project in as many months to be released, as HBO will release its own biopic on the storyteller next month in the film The Girl. This version, however, will focus on the creation of Hitchcock’s The Birds and his obsessive relationship with main star Tippi Hedren.
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