Director Locked for Bret Easton Ellis’ Bait

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The author of American Psycho

When Bret Easton Ellis, author of “American Psycho,” isn’t penning novels he’s writing scripts and is latest, Bait, as found not only a home, but a director.

Variety reports Jonas Pate will sit at the helm of Ellis’ thriller which resides at Picture Machine and Galavis Films.

Pate is directing the pilot episode of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome and has an extensive history in television.

Bait concerns a group of American students, boating in shark-infested waters, who are held hostage by a crazed woman.

Filming begins next spring in Spain. Lionsgate may distribute in the U.S.

Source: Variety