Jessica Biel has been reported by Deadline to have signed on to join Scarlett Johansson and Helen Mirren as actresses that will play in a biopic about the making of the Hitchcock thriller ‘Psycho.’
In the film, Biel will play the actress Vera Miles, who played character, Lila Crane in the original 1960 film. Johansson will play the actress, Janet Leigh, who played Marion Crane, the sister of Lila who was murdered by Anthony Perkins’, Norman Bate’s character in the famous hotel shower scene.
Anthony Hopkins will actually play Alfred Hitchcock who directed the film and Mirren will play Hitchcock’s wife. Perkins character will be played by James D’Arcy.
The name of the biopic will be called “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho,” and depict the struggles Hitchcock went through when trying to make the movie. It will be directed by Sasha Gervasi and excepted to be released in 2013.
Biel will also been seen in a remake of the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone 1990 film ‘Total Recall.’ Biel will play Melina, a resistance leader. Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale will play Douglas and Lori Quaid.
In 2007 Biel was ranked No.1 in Stuff magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women,” and in the same year, she was ranked No.5 on Maxim’s Hot 100 for 2007. She is currently in a relationship with singer and actor Justin Timberlake.