‘Hitchcock’ Director Really Likes Scarlett Johansson … A Lot — EXCLUSIVE

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It is appropriate that Scarlett Johansson, one of the stars of the 2012 biopic Hitchcock, seems to be the muse of the film’s director Sacha Gervasi. After all, it was Janet Leigh (whom Johansson portrays in this movie) who earned such a stature in the eyes of Alfred Hitchcock himself back during the development of the classic Psycho.

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The below featurette from the Hitchcock Blu-ray, chronicles Gervasi’s affinity for his central player Johansson. “I’ve never met a woman of that age who is that self-possessed,” Gervasi states in the video. Johansson herself chimes in on the creation of the biopic, honing in on her admiration for Leigh, calling her “unusual for her time,” and “such a grounded woman.”

Check out the video below, and catch Hitchcock on Blu-ray Mar. 12.

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[Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures]


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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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