FIRST LOOK: Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh on the Set of HITCHCOCK
Published: May 16, 2012 - 7:37am
Director Sacha Gervasi's upcoming biopic, which will tell the story of the acclaimed suspense director's relationship with his wife while filming was underway for Psycho, is currently filming in England.
Stephen Robello wrote the book on which the film will be based. The story follows Hitchcock, who was at the height of his popularity as a director, as he scrounged for financiing for Psycho. No studio wanted to touch the property as it was considered just a "lowly" horror film. At the heart of the story is the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife.
Hitchcock stars Anthony Hopkins in the title role, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles as well as Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg and Kurtwood Smith.. It is directed by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) off a script by Black Swan scribe John McLaughlin and will be released in theaters sometime in 2013.