Scarlett Johansson lands a role in “Psycho”

In an upcoming film about the making of the popular movie "Psycho," Scarlett Johansson has been added to the cast.

WRITTEN BY: Jalesa Hall
Scarlett Johansson
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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson will play Janet Leigh in the upcoming film “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, according to BBC News.”

The role of Leigh is best known for the thrilling shower scene in the 1960 horror movie.

Johansson joins a cast with Anthony Hopkins, famous for his role in The Silence of the Lambs, and Helen Mirren, who starred in the Queen, who are currently cast as Hitchcock and his wife.

The film will explain the story of Hitchcock’s trials and tribulations to make the film. Based upon a book written by Stephen Rebello, the film show how Hitchcock decided to make a horror movie at a high point in his career.

Hitchcock had trouble finding studios interested so he financed and produced the film himself for $800,000. 

Other cast members include: British actor James D’Arcy, who will play Anthony Perkins.

The film is being directed by Sacha Gervasi, journalist and film-maker, who was responsible for the 2008 rock-umentray Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

Psycho, with its rocky start, went on to be “one of the most influential films of all time.”

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