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UK's Headlong Theatre to Produce AMERICAN PSYCHO in 2013?


According to UK theater company Headlong's 2012-2013 season announcement, the group will be producing playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Grammy and Tony-winning songwriter Duncan Sheik's musical American Psycho, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. Directed by Rupert Goold, the show will be a co-production with Act 4 Entertainment and The Collective. No word yet on where or exactly when the show will be produced, but it is likely to take the stage in 2013.

See the listing on Headlong's website here.

The 1991 novel, a psychological and satirical thriller, which was later made into film starring Christian Bale, tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a homicidal New York yuppie obsessed with high-end clothes and beauty products. The book's graphic violence and sexual content generated a great deal of controversy before and after publication.

The film adaptation starring Christian Bale was released in 2000 to generally favorable reviews. It also stars Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Justin Theroux, Bill Sage, Chloë Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon, Willem Dafoe, and Samantha Mathis. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on April 14, 2000.

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