With all the buzz surrounding the forthcoming biopic Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins as the titular character, film geeks everywhere are hungry for stills of the movie—basically anything that can quell the anticipation. Like an answer to their prayers, new official stills of Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh and Jessica Biel as Vera Miles have been revealed.
"When we took that still of Scarlett behind the wheel and put it up against the still of Janet behind the wheel in Psycho, it was eerie," Hitchcock director Sacha Gervasi told People. "The extent to which Scarlett was able to channel Janet [was] a real surprise. She brought it in such a way that no one really anticipated."
The same ease wasn't the case for Jessica Biel, however. Biel's beauty made playing a dowdy Miles more challenging.
"Hitchcock dressed her up in a wig and did everything could to make the beautiful Vera Miles look frumpy," says Gervasi. "What Hitch tried to do to Vera we tried to do to Jessica, and the results were equally ridiculous. It is not possible to make Jessica Biel dowdy."
The film, which will open AFI Fest on Nov. 1, will premiere in the U.S. on November 23.