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'American Psycho' may become a musical



Tbd-americanpsycho020410 From the land of Bad Hollywood Ideas, some nitwit has decided Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho would make a dandy musical. Of course, the story about a sociopathic Wall Street banker who is self-obsessedwith complete disregard for the lives of others doesn't seem so far-fetched anymore.

Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik will compose a score for a stage adaptation about Patrick Bateman, and playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, currently writing for the HBO television series Big Love, will be writing a book, the AP reports. The musical will be produced by the Johnson-Roessler Company's David Johnson, Craig Roessler and Jesse Singer as well as by Aaron Ray of The Collective, a management and production company, and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films.

Sheik said in a statement that he reread Ellis' book and what "may have seen as an over-the-top literary folly of the early '90s was in fact a pretty timeless tale of alienation. And, really, what could be more subversive fun than murderous bankers breaking into song?"

We can think of about a million things that would be more fun. Good thing there are no concrete plans on where or when the show would be made.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:17am]


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