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Jessica Biel Lands 'Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho' Role

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March 21, 2012
Source: Deadline

Vera Miles / Jessica Biel

Just yesterday we got a first look at the BBC film The Girl which has Toby Jones playing Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller playing Tippi Hedren in the story of the director's obsessive relationship with the actress. Now the other film focusing on the life and work of Hitchock, the lengthy titled Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho has gained another pretty face. While Anthony Hopkins is already playing the iconic filmmaker with Scarlett Johansson playing Janet Leigh. Now Deadline says Jessica Biel is being thrown into the mix as Vera Miles, the actress who played Lila Crane in the classic horror film. Read on!

For those just joining us, the film, based on the book of the same name, follows tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game as a director, decided to make a "lowly" horror movie. No studio wanted to touch it initially so Hitchcock scrounged for financing by himself. And the rest is history. The relationship between Hitchcock and his wife is also integral to the script by Black Swan writer John McLaughlin. In addition to the aforementioned cast, James D'Arcy is also supposed to be playing Anthony Perkins, who plays our infamous killer in Psycho, and Helen Mirren is playing Hitchcock's wife. This is already becoming quite the anticipated film in my book, especially with Anvil! The Story of Anvil director Sacha Gervasi taking on his first non-documentary directing gig. Sound good?

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  • BTA1138
    None of these actors looks ANYTHING like their true life counterparts.  Is Oliver Stone casting this thing?
    • Tester
      Yes but Jessica Biel has the greatest a$$ known to man, so this is excellent casting choice
    • JohnMcBoss
      Does it have to be about the looks, I would rather have someone who does not look the part but is capable of acting the part.

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