After the first look debut for the other Alfred Hitchcock film, we’ve got casting news on Sacha Gervasi‘s upcoming behind-the-scenes drame on the helmer’s most famous film. Titled Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho, Anthony Hopkins has already signed on as our title character and Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville. As far as Psycho roles, Scarlett Johansson is lead Janet Leigh and James D’Arcy as killer Anthony Perkins.
Now Deadline reports that Jessica Biel has signed on to portray Vera Miles, the actress who played Lila Crane, sister of Marion Crane. Black Swan co-scribe John McLaughlin adapted Stephen Rebello‘s novel on Hitchcock‘s experiences making the 1960 classic. For those unaware, the film was considered to be an odd, low-brow choice for the director who was previously behind “classier” thrillers. Paramount also wasn’t high up on the idea, only giving Hitchcock a bare bones budget.
Coupled with conflict with his wife, there seems to be a surprising amount of drama for this peek behind the curtain. As for Biel, she seems to look the part and this is shaping up to be her most promising part in years. After everything from Next to Valentine’s Day to The A-Team, she has certainly gone down the big-budget route as of late and it’ll be nice to see her in a more independent project like this one. One can next see her in Total Recall this summer.
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