Fox Searchlight have given ‘Hitchcock’ a November 23 release date which will through the film, directed by Sacha Gervasi into the Oscar race.

The pre-Thanksgiving weekend is already heavy with releases including Open Road Films’ ‘Red Dawn’ and Dreamworks’ ‘Rise of the Guardians’. Searchlight are also releasing two more Oscar hopefuls in October with ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ and ‘The Sessions’.

Anthony Hopkins stars in Hitchcock, which was formerlyusing the working title ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’ and promises to be a biographical comedy/drama which provides viewers with a behind the scenes glimpse of the classic horror movie.

Hopkins is heading up a star studded cast which includes Scarlett Johansson, Helen Mirren, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel and James D’Arcy.

Fox Searchlightare hopeful of the picture’s Oscarhope because in the past, historical style films – especially those involved with Hollywood – have done well with the Academy members, as can be evidenced by the Oscar nominations showered on the likes of ‘Ray’, Walk the Line’ and ‘Capote’.