Scarlett Johansson has joined Sacha Gervasi's Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. The project already has Anthony Hopkins playing Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren is portraying his wife.

The film is making of Alfred Hitchcock's original Psycho, now seen as a frontrunner for modern horror concepts. The actress will play Janet Leigh with James D'Arcy playing Anthony Perkins. John McLaughlin wrote the adaptation from the Stephen Rebello book with the same name.

Stephen Rebello's book goes behind-the-scenes for every step in the creation of the film from the story's original inspiration to the controversy surrounding the creation of the famous shower scene. He drew his inspiration from interviews with cast members as well as Alfred Hitchcock's private files.