Scarlett Johansson boards ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’

Scarlett Johansson has joined the cast of Montecito Picture Company’s adaptation of the Stephen Rebello non-fiction book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” for Fox Searchlight.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sacha Gervasi (“Anvil! The Story of Anvil”) is directing.

Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and Tom Pollack are producing through Montecito with Tom Thayer.

The 1998 book focuses on Hitchcock, at the height of his influence as a director, who decided to make a horror movie (“Psycho”) that no studio wanted. He had to come up with the financing on his own and was vindicated when the film became a hit and eventually became one of the most influential films of all time.  

John McLaughlin (“Black Swan”) wrote the adaptation, which will center on the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville.

Anthony Hopkins will play legendary director Alfred Hitchcock while Helen Mirren will play Reville.

Johansson will play “Psycho” actress Janet Leigh while James D’Arcy (“W.E.”) will play “Psycho” actor Anthony Perkins.

Johansson was last seen in “We Bought a Zoo.” Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.