Starring Anthony Hopkins as the eponymous world-renowned director, Fox Searchlight have recently positioned Hitchcock for a prime release in the coming Oscar season.

We caught a great new poster and a handful of images yesterday, and now the impressive first trailer has debuted over at Apple.

“HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie PSYCHO.”

Hopkins is joined by an all-star cast, headed up by Helen Mirren playing his wife, Alma Reville; Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh; Jessica Biel as Vera Miles; Toni Collette as Peggy Robertson; and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins.

Sacha Gervasi (Anvil: The Story of Anvil) is making his feature debut behind the camera, directing from a script by John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan), adapting the original book by Stephen Rebello.

Hitchcock will be released in the US on 23rd November, before coming to the UK a little later on 8th February, 2013, by which time we’ll know if it has been nominated for the Academy Awards, and will have enough time to see it before the ceremony itself. For now, here’s the first trailer, with Hopkins his usual brilliant self. Let us know what you think of it in the comments below.