We imagine standing naked in the shower, while allowing Hannibal Lecter in a fat suit to stab you with a razor-sharp knife, might be pretty intimidating.
Scarlett Johansson had to do just that during the production of Hitchcock and fortunately, she didn't seem to mind.
She plays Janet Leigh in the upcoming biopic who, in case you've never seen Psycho, gets brutally murdered in the shower.
The movie explores the making of the controversial horror film, so it had to recreate the infamous scene. The 27-year-old actress revealed in a recent interview with V Magazine that the crew was more nervous than her to film it and explained:
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Great Tolstoy's ghost!
We adore classic Russian lit just as much as the next guy — which is to say, you know, a little — but we're apprehensive about this Anna Karenina adapatation!
When we close our eyes and dream of 19th Century Russian aristocrats (as we often do) Keira Knightley and Jude Law aren't usually invited to the party!
Still, the trailer (above) is visually STUNNING. We wouldn't be surprised if it earned an art direction nod at the Oscars.
And director Joe Wright excelled with Hanna and Atonement so perhaps he deserves the benefit of the doubt!
We do hope they release Pussy Riot from prison in time for the premiere!!
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Brad Pitt may have an excuse to start using his Inglorious Bastards accent again.
The Oscar-nominated actor has joined the cast of Twelve Times A Slave. The film, based on a true story, follows a free black man in the 1850's who was tricked and lured into slavery.
Pitt will star alongside actor's Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the Steve McQueen directed
Oscar bait film. Although you probably can't pronounce Chiwetel's name, you'll easily be able to recognize him from films like Four Brothers, American Gangster and Salt.
If Pitt doesn't win an Academy Award this year for Moneyball, it sounds like he already has a good chance of winning one next year!
[Image via WENN.]
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And here comes the Oscar bait, right on time!
Check out the just-released trailer for the controversial, much-publicized Steve McQueen directed Shame, which stars Michael Fassbender as a sex addict whose life spirals out of control when his needy younger sister, played by Carey Mulligan, moves in with him (above)!
Wow! We have to admit, we are really looking forward to this one!
You can just TELL that these performances are through the roof!
What do U think?? Are U going to check out Shame??
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This would be quite the pair!
Although Clint Eastwood mostly sticks to staying behind-the-camera these days, he's apparently in negotiations to take a role on-screen as an aging baseball scout in his frequent-Assistant Director Robert Lorenz's directorial debut, Trouble With The Curve!
And apparently, Sandra Bullock is in talks to play his daughter, who travels alongside him to Atlanta to scout a new player!
Nice! Between the talent and concept, talk about Oscar-bait!
Here's hoping it pans out this way! We predict some SERIOUSLY good performances!
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Good lord, she is INCAPABLE of giving a shitty performance, isn't she?!
Check out the just-released teaser-trailer for The Iron Lady, which features Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher during her rise to power in the UK as Prime Minister, and the 17 days leading up to the Falklands War in 1982 (above)!
Perfection! Not that we expected any less from her!
Total 2012 Oscar bait! We're calling it!
P.S. Is this the score from Moon? LOVE!
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Check out this just-released promotional still of Brad Pitt in his new movie, Tree of Life (above)!
The film, directed by Terrence Malick, will focus on a Midwestern family in the 1950s, and the complicated relationship between Pitt's character and his son, who grows up to be Sean Penn!
Inneresting! This one probably has Oscar-bait written all over it!
Looking as handsome as ever, bb!
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