First, let me say that there are two very good looking bio-pic films coming out in the near future about Alfred Hitchcock. Both look very good, and I am very excited to see both of them.
That said, I am a little worried. I have absolutely loved Toby Jones ever since I saw him in Infamous six years ago, but I remember that it came out around the same time as Capote. The films were similar and dealt with the same period of Truman Capote’s life. I thought that both films were good, but I definitely liked Infamous more. I still think that it is really sad that Philip Seymour Hoffman (don’t get me wrong, I LOVE him) and Capote got a lot of attention, and Toby Jones and Infamous were totally ignored.
Since then, Toby Jones has been in many great films, but mostly as smaller characters. I was so happy to see that he was going to be in the upcoming film, the Girl, but then immediately saddened when I heard about Hitchcock. I haven’t seen either film yet, so I can’t really comment, but I really hope that his performance isn’t ignored again.
From what I’ve seen, the Girl will mostly deal with Hitchcock’s relationship with Tippi Hedren and the period of Hitchcock’s career when he made the Birds and Marnie (1963-1964). Hitchcock will deal with Hitchcock’s (played by Anthony Hopkins) relationship with his wife, Alma during the filming of Psycho (1960). It seems like that films will be pretty different. I really hope that they will each be able to receive their own recognition.