Scarlett Johansson‘s next role will require lots of shower time.According to Variety, The 27-year-old starlet has officially signed on to play “Psycho” actress Janet Leigh in “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.”
The story, based on the book by Stephen Rebello, will chronicle how the late director’s small 1960 movie turned into one of the greatest horror films of all time. Although Alfred Hitchcock was at the height of his career when he made the movie, no studio wanted to produce such a seedy film so Hitchcock raised funds himself.
And now, a slew of Hollywood A-listers are coming together to bring Hitchock’s untold story to light.
Sir Anthony Hopkins will play the legend himself, Hitchcock, while Dame Helen Mirren will play the part of his wife, Alma Reville.
Sacha Gervasi, of “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” fame, will direct and if all goes according to plan, Variety says Johansson’s role should give her a career boost a lá Michelle Williams’ Oscar-nominated performance playing Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe in last year’s “My Week With Marilyn.”
And per The Hollywood Reporter, looks like Scarjo will be stripping down just like the original, doomed Marion Crane character.
We can’t wait to see the usually stone-faced Scarjo re-enact this famous scream scene. Watch below.
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