They used to be called documentaries, and they used to star the actual actors and directors involved in the original film, but it seems the success of My Week With Marilyn, about the making of The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Marilyn Monroe/Laurence Olivier has started a Hollywood trend.
Forget the remakes, make a film about “the making of a film”. Hitchcock’s Psycho is next to get the A-list treatment, with Scarlett Johansson playing “the blonde victim,” Janet Leigh, James D’Arcy (do I know him?!) as the spine-chilling, “Norman Bates,” and Anthony Hopkins as the master himself, “Alfred Hitchcock”. Helen Mirren has already signed on to play Hitchcock’s wife, “Alma”.
And, going by the information presented in the below article, this idea isn’t going anywhere fast…yep, that’s right, there are other films just like it in the works!
Be sure to watch the original teaser trailer below. Alfred Hitchcock gives an onset tour of the Psycho set…as only he could.