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Scarlett Johansson Will Play Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 25:  Actress Scarlett Johansson attends the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show as part Milan Womenswear Fashion Week on September 25, 2011 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Hitchcock mania continues: Weeks after remakes of Rebecca and Suspicion were announced, Scarlett Johansson has been cast in Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. She'll play Janet Leigh in the film based on Stephen Rebello's nonfiction book, directed by Anvil! The Story of Anvil helmer Sacha Gervasi, and written by Black Swan's John J. McLaughlin. If that's too much potential greatness to bear, skip this next bit: Anthony Hopkins will play Hitchcock, Helen Mirren will play Hitchcock's wife, Alma Reville.

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/2011 Getty Images