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Scarlett Johansson Starring as Janet Leigh in 'Making of Psycho' With Anthony Hopkins

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Mar. 2 2012, Published 2:04 p.m. ET

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Scarlett Johansson is set to star as Janet Leigh in the new drama Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho,' which will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the iconic film. 

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Anthony Hopkins will play Hitchcock, while Helen Mirren is slated to play his wife, Alma Reville

Scarlett will play the smaller role of Janet, whose shower scene in Psycho became one of the most well-known in film's history. 

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Sacha Gervasi is directing the movie, written by Black Swan's John McLaughlin, under Fox Searchlight and producer Montecito Pictures Co.

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The script is based on the tell-all book by Stephen Rebello, which documents the story of how Hitchock battled through Hollywood to get Psycho made. 

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