A musical adaptation of American Psycho is tuning up for a December launch in London’s West End. Almeida Theatre Artistic Director, Rupert Goold, will direct the take that has a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, Glee) and music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik (Girls, Glee). Now in his last year as the 11th Doctor Who, Matt Smith will play Patrick Bateman, the serial-killing investment banker originally portrayed by Christian Bale in Mary Harron’s 2000 film adaptation. The London musical will run from December 3rd to January 25th next year. It’s an Almeida Theatre and Headlong co-production in association with David Johnson and Jesse Singer for Act 4 Entertainment by special arrangement with Edward R Pressman, who produced the movie. Pressman is also executive producing FX and Lionsgate’s American Psycho drama series project that catches up with Bateman decades later, but as outrageous and lethal as ever – and taking on a protégé.
The long-gestating reboot of The Crow has been looking more like a phoenix lately, finally securing its lead in May. And that came nearly 16 months after the Weinstein Company’s lawsuit against Relativity Media over rights to the new pic was settled out of court. But now there’s yet another legal action circling the franchise: Jeff Most — a producer on the original 1994 film and its sequels, who had been working on the new one — is suing Ryan Kavanaugh‘s company and fellow producer Edward R. Pressman. The lengthy complaint (read it here) filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges breach of contract and good faith, fraud, deceit and contractual interference. It seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages and legal fees. Ross’ attorneys are Jeffrey Gersh, Paul Derby and Michael Yee of Encino-based Gersh Derby.