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Scar-Jo & D’arcy "Make Psycho"

March 2, 2012

Scarlett Johansson and James D’Arcy are set to play Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins in the film Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of ‘Psycho’ says Variety.

It will explore how the 1960 classic was actually quite a departure for Hitch in that it was a more explicitly shocking film which was meant to compete with other low-budget horror pictures of the day. The script weaves in the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife

Anthony Hopkins will play Alfred Hitchcock. Helen Mirren will play his wife Alma Reville, a talented editor in her own right who was particularly good at error correction including dialogue revision, plot inconsistencies and continuity problems such as Leigh swallowing while playing dead for the infamous “Psycho” shower scene.

So far the casting seems spot on for the project….

Sacha Gervasi directs the film that is based on Stephen Rebello‘s 1990 book which Black Swan co-writer John McLaughlin and Tom Thayer  have adapted with author Rebello.

Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and Tom Pollack will produce.

At one time Ryan Murphy was due to direct the pic.

As some you may know–I really learned to appreciate Hitch and his work in my youth and while getting my film degree– So glad this one is FINALLY going ahead!! If you have never read Rebello’s book you simply must!

Shooting kicks off in April.

The pic is drawing comparisons with My Week With Marilyn in terms of the Leigh role perhaps leading to awards consideration for Johansson.

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