By Oliver Lyttelton | www.oliverlyttelton.com May 16, 2012 at 11:39AM
But a far starrier take has been behind cameras for a few weeks now: "Hitchcock" (formerly titled "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho"), which sees Anthony Hopkins' take on the filmmaker, with a supporting cast including Helen Mirren, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D'Arcy, Toni Colettte, Danny Huston and Michael Wincott, among others, and "Anvil!" director Sacha Gervasi at the helm. As the old title might suggest, the film centers on the making of his 1960 masterpiece, "Psycho," and while we've already had a spookily identical glimpse of Hopkins as Hitch, on-set images courtesy of Yahoo have now provided the first look at Janet Leigh in the film as played by "The Avengers" star Scarlett Johansson.
While it wasn't necessarily the most obvious piece of casting (Johansson is evidently curvier than Leigh ever was), we can sort of see where they're coming from here. Whether the film manages to appeal to an audience wider than cinephiles remains to be seen, but we're certainly excited to see how it turns out. "Hitchcock" should hit theaters in 2013.