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'Hitchcock' Director Really Likes Scarlett Johansson ... A Lot — EXCLUSIVE

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Mar 08, 2013 | 1:47pm EST

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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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