A stage version of "American Psycho" is coming to Off Broadway. The musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel of the same name had its premiere in London last year and will have a Stateside run at the Second Stage Theater in spring 2015.
Executives at the theater announced on Monday, July 14 that the musical would begin its previews in February for a March opening. The London production had "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith as the lead but the State production will boast an all-new American cast who will be announced later.
Rupert Goold, who was the artistic director of the Almeida Theater in London, will direct the show at Second Stage. Carole Rothman will replace him as the artistic director. Music and lyrics were written by Duncan Sheik, but he will add a couple more songs for the new production. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa who wrote the script said that he was also revising the book version.
"We're going to put a bit more 'psycho' in the text and production, a little more horror and suspense," Aguirre-Sacasa said in an e-mail. Rothman added, "And there will be a lot more BLOOD!!!"
"American Psycho" follows wealthy investment banker Patrick Bateman who leads a secret life as a serial killer. It spawned a 2000 movie starring Christian Bale in the role of Bateman.