Movie News: Scarlett Johansson in 'Hitchcock;' Lindsay Lohan in 'The Canyons' Trailer and More

Movie News: Scarlett Johansson in 'Hitchcock;' Lindsay Lohan in 'The Canyons' Trailer and More

Oct 09, 2012

Hitchcock

Scarlett Johansson: Touted for awards consideration, Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock will open in theaters on November 23. The drama purports to provide a behind-the-scenes peek at the filming of the classic shocker Psycho, with Anthony Hopkins playing the famed director, Helen Mirren as his wife, James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, and, above, in a re-creation of an early scene from the movie, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. [Collider]

Anne Hathaway: Things are falling into place nicely for Mindy Kaling. She recently created a funny new TV sitcom in which she stars, and now The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, which she cowrote with Brent Forrester, has landed Anne Hathaway as its star. Kaling is expected to have a supporting role in the romantic comedy, which follows a woman who has only dated losers until she is pursued by “the hottest guy ever.” Hathaway next stars (and sings!) in the musical drama Les Miserables, due on December 25. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Academy Awards: Iran is boycotting the Oscars for political reasons, but 71 other countries have submitted candidates for consideration as Best Foreign Language Film. Leading entries include France’s box office success The Intouchables, backed by the Weinstein Co.; Austria’s critically acclaimed Amour, directed by Michael Haneke; and Chile’s No, set in the 1980s and starring Gael Garcia Bernal in a political drama. [Los Angeles Times]

The Canyons Trailer: Written by Bret Easton Ellis and directed by Paul Schrader, The Canyons features Lindsay Lohan and adult film star James Deen, and "explores the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition." No release date has been set, but the first grindhouse-style trailer teases the more outrageous elements (i.e. sex and more sex) of the drama. [The Playlist]

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