The master of suspense will be portrayed by no other than Anthony Hopkins, probably his most relevant role in many years. Helen Mirren will be Alma Reville, Hitch's wife, and James D'Arcy will be Anthony Perkins and his character Norman Bates. Today's great news is the addition of bright Scarlett Johansson to play the role of Janet Leigh, who played the main character Marion Crane. Analogies to Michelle William's "My Week With Marilyn" are expected in due time. This could also be Scarlett's definite rise to the top.
The director, Sacha Gervasi, is best known for his documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008), about the heavy-metal band, which got a nomination in the DGAs. Stephen shares script credits with Black Swan (2010) writer John McLaughlin.