To play the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, one has to be familiar with what scares people. When MTV News sat down with Anthony Hopkins and the cast of the "Hitchcock," we asked them to share their scariest movie moments.
Hopkins, in particular, had a vivid memory of that exact moment. "There's a funny old movie, 1946. I was a young kid. It was called 'Moss Rose' with Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore, and Peggy Cummins, and I'll never forget it in my life," he said.
Hopkins went on to describe one specific scene that he will always remember. "Peggy Cummins is the heroine, and she's wandering, going through the house, and she goes into this room and she's calling for her future sister-in-law," he said. "I'll always remember. She says, 'Audrey?' There's a fire flickering in the room. It cuts to Peggy Cummins' face, and she screams, and you see this woman with her eyes open, but dead, staring straight at her. The most terrifying moment of my young life."
Click past the jump to watch "Moss Rose" in its entirety.
One of awards season's late entries, "Hitchcock," finally released its first trailer, and fans of the master should be pleased.
In the film, Sir Anthony Hopkins does a spot-on impersonation of Alfred Hitchcock as he struggles to get "Psycho," one of his greatest films, made. "Hitchcock" also stars Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, and Toni Collette.
Watch the first trailer for "Hitchcock" after the jump!
A few weeks ago, "Hitchcock," the new film about the making of "Psycho," surprised with an awards qualifying release date, and now the movie, which is scheduled to open on November 23, is ramping up its publicity campaign.
A new poster for "Hitchcock" (via Entertainment Weekly features the star-studded cast in a very "Psycho"-inspired lay at. Though the print includes the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel, Anthony Hopkins, with an uncanny Hitchcock resemblance, and Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma, take center stage.
The first trailer for "Hitchcock" should hit sometime tomorrow, but for now, you can enjoy the full poster after the jump!
When we first heard that Darren Aronofsky was planning on doing an epic retelling of the classic Biblical story of Noah, we though, "Well, it's good to dream big." But it seems as though Aronofsky has not only dreamt big in his ideas, but in his casting. The movie has acquired a list of actors that is impressive across the board, and now it's just added one more.
Anthony Hopkins has joined "Noah" as Methuselah, Aronofsky himself announced today. The director took to Twitter to share the news, tweeting, "i'm honored to be working with the great sir anthony hopkins. we just added him to the stellar cast of #Noah; #methuselahlives." In the Bible, Methuselah is the oldest man in the world (supposedly 969 years old), but he died seven days before the Great Flood.
It's only appropriate that for his 50th anniversary James Bond throw a pool party for all his friends. That's what's going on in this poster from a Bond marathon taking place this week in San Francisco.
Also, we have video of Anthony Hopkins doing his Hitchcock impersonation and a look at the alien from "Battleship," all in today's Dailies.
We knew that having an actor like Anthony Hopkins play a director as iconic as Alfred Hitchcock could only result in good things. We were wrong. This first photo of Hopkins in "Hitchcock" is amazing.
Plus, find out what Daniel Craig thinks of Bond's new beer happen and what Darren Aronofsky is planning for his George Washington movie in today's Dailies.
Call them "cult classics." "Guilty pleasures." "Comfort movies." We all have a mental rolodex of flicks that may not be terribly popular but, for one reason or another, they resonate in a very special way. Maybe you saw it at the right moment. Maybe you just see gold where everyone else sees feces. Whatever the case, these are the special favorites that you keep stashed away for sick days. These are some of ours.
Ryan Gosling will complete his cinematic hat trick this weekend with the political drama "The Ides of March," playing a hungry press secretary on the campaign trail with George Clooney's earnest presidential candidate, Mike Morris. The film, based on the Beau Willimon play "Farragut North," is getting the kind of approval rating a world leader would kill for, but before you slap down your $10 and load up on the Junior Mints, I suggest you check out another of Gosling's intrigues, 2007's "Fracture."
In fact, I'd call the underrated crime drama a companion piece of sorts to "Ides of March." I mean, after the events of "Fracture," I could totally see Gosling's Willy Beachum eschewing the district attorney's office in favor of a political position supporting a man he believes could change the country. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of Russell Crowe?
Well, you'll certainly be hearing his singing voice in full force come December 2012, as the Oscar winning actor has been cast as fugitive hunter Javert in Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables." Crowe is in talks to star opposite Hugh Jackman in the musical adaptation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Additionally, the always creepy Helena Bonham Carter has been tapped to join the cast as Madame Thenardier, who sings the best line by far in "Master of the House." Great casting all around!
Check out the rest of today's casting news past the jump!
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know what Sir Anthony Hopkins has been up to lately -- ruling the universe as Asgardian overloard Odin in "Thor."
Naturally, being the esteemed thespian and Oscar-winner that he is, Hopkins is no stranger to portraying important and imposing figures. He is always in-demand and busy on a variety of upcoming projects. When MTV News caught up with him during the "Thor" press day over the weekend, he revealed that he is in talks with Angelina Jolie about playing Winston Churchill in a film she's developing.
"I might work with Angelina Jolie on 'Churchill and Roosevelt,'" he said. "She’s got a thing about Churchill. Angelina sent me a synopsis of the script yesterday, so that’s in the offering as well."
When asked what his thoughts are about the synopsis and the project as a whole, Hopkins said he hadn't made a decision yet, and joked that he worries he'd have to gain weight in the process.
Charlie Sheen is a Vatican warlock assassin with fire-breathing fists and a neverending #winning streak. You know this. But did you know that he cooks, too?
Sheen's days on "Two and a Half Men" are over, but the irrepressible actor has found a new entertainment outlet in the form of a cooking show on Funny or Die. Want to learn how to cook a steak the Charlie Sheen way? Of course you do—but you'll need a serious supply of tiger blood, jaguar tears and assassin ancestry to get the recipe juuust right.
There's more going on in the movie world today, including a potential new Guillermo del Toro project and a serious "James Bond" rumor. Get all the news you could ask for past the jump!