Kurtwood Smith became famous by starring in a film that pushed the limits of its rating -- 1987's RoboCop -- and he's now set to star in a movie about another genre classic that did the exact same thing -- Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. Ironically enough, Smith who once played a man who reveled in violence, the sadistic Clarence J. Boddicker, will now play a man in charge of the film ratings board. Details after the jump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Kurtwood Smith, the character actor who might be most recognizable for playing Topher Grace's dad on The 70s Show, has landed a role in Fox Searchlight's Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho."
"Anthony Hopkins is starring as Hitchcock, Helen Mirren is his wife, Scarlett Johansson is playing Janet Leigh and James D'Arcy is portraying Anthony Perkins in the drama.
"Smith will play Geoffrey Shurlock, the administrator of the Motion Picture Production Code, the precursor to the MPAA.
"The cast also includes Jessica Biel, Danny Huston and Toni Collette.
"The project is based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Rebello that tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game as a director, decided to make a "lowly" horror movie."