According to The Huffington Post, the long-awaited musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel American Psycho will make its premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London this winter.
With credentials from Big Love and Glee, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the book for the stage production. Rupert Goold will direct the murderous musical with songs from Duncan Sheik, who won two Tony Awards for rock opera Spring Awakening in 2006. Sheik is also known for his mid-’90s hit “Barely Breathing.” As previously reported, the music will have a strong ‘80s influence with titles including “This Is Not An Exit,” “Cards” and “You Are What You Wear.“
The 2000 film followed the life of Patrick Bateman: an attractive, wealthy New York banker by day and serial killer by night. The book and movie both highlight Bateman’s excessive music collection.
Casting and premiere dates have not yet been announced.