Fox Searchlight’s Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho just became one of my most anticipated films of 2013.
Variety reports that Director Sacha Gervasi has tapped the stunning Scarlett Johansson and James D’Arcy to play Psycho stars Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins, respectively!
As previously reported, Anthony Hopkins will play the iconic director, while Helen Mirren will play his wife, Alma.
Gervasi’s pic follows Hitchcock and his struggles during the filmmaking of the horror classic.
John McLaughlin penned the script. Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and Tom Pollack will produce through their Montecito Picture Company along with Tom Thayer.
Sources tell the mag that Making of Psycho has drawn comparisons to My Week With Marilyn, and that the role of Janet Leigh could lead to the same awards consideration for Johansson that the Marilyn Monroe role did for Michelle Williams.
Though D’Arcy’s role is smaller compared to his co-stars, it’s still considered a major part given how important Perkins is to the Psycho legacy.