Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 29 November 2014

Scarlett Johansson in Psycho film

Scarlett Johansson is set to play Janet Leigh
Scarlett Johansson is set to play Janet Leigh

Scarlett Johansson is to play actress Janet Leigh in a film about the making of Psycho.

The We Bought A Zoo star will share the screen with James D'Arcy, who has been cast as Anthony Perkins in Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho, reports Variety.

They join Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, who will play Hitchcock and his wife.

The film within a film is based on a book by John McLaughlin, Tom Thayer and Stephen Rebello and follows Hitchcock's attempts to make the 1960 horror flick.

The filmmaker struggled to get the project off the ground because studios didn't want to be involved, so he had to look for financing himself. However, the movie went on to be one of his biggest hits and became known for its iconic shower scene.

The film will be directed by Sacha Gervasi and is set to start shooting next month.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Sagittarius:

Family matters occupy most of your attention. It's important to attend to domestic chores if you're going to be comfortable. Take this opportunity to straighten up, stock the pantry and prepare some meals for the week ahead. You've always had a restless nature. Easing your anxieties can be as simple as creating a comfortable household. If you're busy at work, think about hiring someone to clean once a week. Treat the expense as an investment in your happiness.More