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Hopkins: Hitchcock role not certain

Sir Anthony Hopkins says it's not certain he'll play Alfred Hitchcock on the big screen.

At the Hollywood premiere of his new thriller The Rite, the legendary Welsh actor discussed the rumours that he's set to play the filmmaker.

"Yes sometime this year maybe, maybe not, it depends if they get the money to put it together," he revealed.

Sir Anthony explained: "You know making movies today is so weird because sometimes you get to the brink of being about to make them and then suddenly they all fall apart.

"I don't know, I'll see how it goes. I'll believe it when I'm standing in front of the camera and even then I might not believe it!"

The Rite tells the story of an American priest who reluctantly travels to Italy to study at an exorcism school. Hopkins plays a priest actively practising exorcisms in the city.

The 73-year-old told reporters how he keeps in such good shape.

"My wife makes me exercise and she's very strict about my food," he revealed on the red carpet.

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