Seems there was something even more exciting going on behind-the-screen, as opposed to on it, on Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” – if you can believe that.
Documentarian and screenwriter cum feature-director Sacha Gervasi is booting up “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” (horrible title), a hot little ditty about Hitchcock’s uphill battle to get the ’60s classic, starring Tony Perkins as Norman Bates, made. No studio or producer wanted to touch “Psycho” when Hitchcock presented them with the idea, so the legendary filmmaker was forced to finance the film himself. The film would go on to become not only Hitchock’s biggest commercial hit but a bonafide cash-cow.
Anthony Hopkins is onboard to play Hitchcock, with Helen Mirren attached to play his wife Alma Reville.
The Hollywood Reporter says Scarlett Johansson has now boarded the film; she’ll play Janet Leigh – the acclaimed actress who’ll forever be known for her brief and bloody shower scene in “Psycho”.
“The Making of Psycho”, based on a book by Stephen Rebello and adapted for the screen by John McLaughlin (”Black Swan”), has been in development for a good four or five years. It was originally set up at Paramount but after sitting motionless for four years it was lugged over to Fox Searchlight – which, quite frankly, seems a more fitting home anyway.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.