Thursday, January 10

American Psycho Musical to open at Almeida?

Headlong's new musical adaptation Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel .American Psycho is rumoured to be opening at the Almeida Theatre this autumn.

The Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) has collaborated with  Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark script doctor) to adapt the book for the musical stage. Headlong's Rupert Goold will direct.

The 1991 novel tells the story of a businessman who is a self-possessed serial killer working on Wall Street in the 1980s. The book's graphic violence and sexual content generated a great deal of controversy before and after publication. The 2000 film adaptation starred  Christian Bale.

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