Patrick Bateman to Croon on Broadway


Yes, in an American Psycho musical

THR reports Bret Easton Ellis’ novel American Psycho, translated for the screen with Christian Bale, will now make its way onto the stage in the form of a Broadway musical.

The Johnson-Roessler Co.’s David Johnson, Craig Roessler and Jesse Singer, the Collective’s Aaron Ray and XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin have partnered to acquire, develop and produce the tale of violent Wall Street investment banker Patrick Bateman.

Ellis and Edward R. Pressman, the producer of Mary Harron’s 1999 film adaptation, will serve as consulting producers.

No director, book writer or songwriters have yet been brought on board the project, but producers say they’re in early talks with some potential dramatists and hope to stage by 2010 with an eye for Broadway.

Music rights have not yet been secured, but producers hope to include songs by such bands as Talking Heads, Genesis and Huey Lewis and the News mentioned extensively in the novel.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter