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Scarlett Johansson to Play Janet Leigh in Making of Psycho

March 2, 2012  |  12:30pm
Scarlett Johansson to Play Janet Leigh in <i>Making of Psycho</i>

Scarlett Johansson has landed the role of Janet Leigh in Fox Searchlight’s Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. The film will depict Hitchcock’s filming setbacks, personal difficulties and the making of the classic horror film.

James D’Arcy (W.E. and An American Haunting) has been cast to play the part of Anthony Perkins, the actor who portrayed Norman Bates, a psychotic hotel owner.

Both Johansson and D’Arcy share striking resemblance’s to their character’s original characters.

Johansson is currently filming a slew of films, from The Avengers, to a young singer-songwriter in Can A Song Save Your Life? Johansson will also reprise her role in Iron Man 3.

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