Could ‘Hitchcock’ get an Oscar qualifying run this year?

We all know by now that the Gus Van Sant film ‘Promised Land’ is going to be getting a 2012 qualifying release to try and get some Oscar love this year, but it might not be the only flick pulling this maneuver. After supposedly committing to a 2013 release, the movie ‘Hitchcock‘ could be looking to a late December release, though it’s hardly more than a rumor right now. It’s an interesting enough one to consider, hence this post. I think the film itself would do better next year, especially Anthony Hopkins as the title character, but perhaps they’re looking to give Scarlett Johansson a push for her role as Janet Leigh, and that could work in another weak year for the ladies like this one. After the jump you can get a reminder of what the film is about, but stay tuned for more official word on this rumor. Read on for more below…

Here’s the synopsis from IMDb:

Sir Anthony Hopkins stars in the film, formerly known as “Alfred Hitchock And The Making Of Psycho,” touted as a biographical comedy-drama that presents a behind-the-scenes look at the film, which was marred with controversy due to complaints about violence, nudity and other sexual content and claims that a body double was used in Leigh’s place during the shower murder scene. It will also focus on Hitchcock’s relationship with his wife Alma Reville, played by Dame Helen Mirren. The “Hitchcock” plot follows the troubled financing of Psycho,” the directors battles with Hollywood censors and Hitchcocks desire to prove to his doubters, his wife and himself that he still had an edge.

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