Big news coming in for the upcoming flick Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho – Hollywood had found an actress to portray the beautiful and ever so screamy Janet Leigh as well as an actor to portray Anthony Perkins/Norman Bates.
According to Variety, director Sacha Gervasi has tapped Scarlett Johansson (pictured right} and James D’Arcy to play Psycho stars Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins in Fox Searchlight’s Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.
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 making 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.
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.
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