December 7th, 2010
11:12 AM ET
A new Broadway production is hoping to make a killing at the box office.
"American Psycho: The Musical," based on the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel featuring Wall Street banker/murderer Patrick Bateman, is headed to the Great White Way and promises to be a bloody good time.
"There are murders, and they are on stage in full view of the audience," playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells the New York Post. "An ax and a chef's knife will be used. I think there's going to be a lot of blood."
Indeed, Aguirre-Sacasa says he hopes to include gory portions of the novel, including Bateman hacking up business associate Paul Owen, as well as less brutal scenes like Bateman bumping into Tom Cruise in an elevator.
The first act of the play – which includes tunes by singer Duncan Sheik, who also penned the songs for the Broadway sensation "Spring Awakening" - is already written, with a full draft expected in early 2011.
"American Psycho" was also made into a 2000 movie starring Christian Bale as Bateman. The Broadway show has yet to be cast.
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