American Psycho Goes to Broadway
Patrick Bateman may have been a very unhappy investment banker at Pierce & Pierce who never could get a reservation at Dorcia's, but at least he will be getting his own American Psycho Broadway musical!
I doubt Bret Easton Ellis ever envisioned his violent/satirical look at the age of excess to be portrayed as a song and dance gig, but we've seen far stranger (The Fly: The Opera anyone?). However, according to THR, the think-tank of Johnson-Roessler Co.'s David Johnson, Craig Roessler and Jesse Singer, the Collective's Aaron Ray and XYZ Films' Nate Bolotin have banded together with the film adaptation's producers, Ellis and Edward R. Pressman, to bring Bateman's sexual and violent antics to the stage.
A date of 2010 has been set for American Psycho's debut, though no director or songwriters have been brought on board. The rights to songs created by Huey Lewis and the News and other '80s bands have yet to be obtained, which could really make or break it for some fans.
Now, if you'll excuse me ... I have to return some videotapes.
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