It’s been almost a year since last we spoke about bringing Patrick Bateman to Broadway in American Psycho: The Musical, but like every good ax-wielding killer, they always come back!
“Think about Malcolm McDowell singing songs during A Clockwork Orange. He sang ‘Singing in the Rain,’” Duncan Sheik, the new show’s composer told The New York Post in an interview comparing his musical to a brutal attack scene in the 1971 film.
Speaking of brutality, playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells the Post: “There are murders, and they are on stage in full view of the audience … An ax and a chef’s knife will be used. I think there’s going to be a lot of blood.”
The article also states that the producers hope to cast Tom Cruise for a cameo. In the book Patrick Bateman bumps into “Tom Cruise” in the elevator of the Upper West Side building where they both live. Bateman refers to Cruise’s film Cocktail as “Bartender.” Cruise corrects him and points out that his nose is bleeding.
The project has been in development since 2008, when producers David Johnson, Jesse Singer, Nate Bolotin and Aaron Ray bought the rights to adapt the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel, which was made into a 2000 film starring Christian Bale. Look for more soon.
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