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Scarlett Johansson Screams For 'The Making Of Psycho'

March 2nd, 2012 8:04am EST | NextMovie By: NextMovie favorite Add to My News

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson is ready for her big shower scene.

The shower scene to end all shower scenes, in fact, as the "Avengers" beauty will be playing actress Janet Leigh in the behind-the-scenes Hollywood drama, "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho,'" according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

"Hitchcock" tracks how the renowned filmmaker (Anthony Hopkins) had to raise the funding for his low-budget horror movie himself after no studio would touch such a lowly endeavor. The film, written by John McLaughlin ("Black Swan") from the book by Stephen Rebello, also focuses on the relationship between the filmmaker and his wife, Alma Rainville (Helen Mirren).

This project just got a lot more interesting, as we're most certainly looking forward to seeing Johnasson recreate some of Janet Leigh's scenes ... particularly that one in the hotel bathroom.

Scarlett Johansson was recently seen as a conveniently single animal lover in Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo" and will next be seen as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in "The Avengers," opening May 4. She'll also appear as a space alien in (a very attractive) human form in Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" later this year and is attached to both John Carney's "Can a Song Save Your Life?" and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut.

"Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho'" is actually one of two biography films about "The Master" that's currently in the works. BBC 2 is producing a television movie, "The Girl," that chronicles the obsessive relationship between Hitchcock (Toby Jones) and model Tippi Hedren (the perfectly cast Sienna Miller), who starred in "The Birds."

"Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho'" will commence with production later this year under the direction of Sacha Gervasi ("Anvil! The Story of Anvil").

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