Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock is all set to come alive, courtesy a movie about his early years.
The flick is based on the set of Hitchcock's lost and unfinished 1922 movie Number 13, revolving around the death of a lead actor and a love triangle featuring the director and two crewmembers.
Dan Fogler has signed on to play the heavyweight auteur in the flick, alongside British actor Ewan MCGregor and Emily Mortimer.
Fogler revealed that he has been examining Alfred's work in a bid to portray the famous director.
"I knew the movies that everyone knows, Psycho and The Birds, but I had to do a lot of research with the books," Contactmusic quoted Dan, as telling to Starpulse.com.
"I really focused on his early stuff because that's what it's about. It's like Hitchcock in Love, it's about him in his early 20s just finding himself as an artist, as a director.
"It gives you more freedom because people aren't as familiar with young Hitchcock as they are with older Hitchcock. But it's a lot harder in a lot of ways because you have to play his origins.
"You have to play the seeds of that character everyone knows. It's a fine line," he added.
While the filming begins in 2009, the movie is set to release in 2011. (ANI)