Back in 2000 it seemed no one really wanted to touch the controversial Bret Easton Ellis classic American Psycho, but nowadays folks can’t keep their hands off of it. After FX greenlit a sequel series to Patrick Bateman’s tale, a stage play is being produced based on the story that will star Doctor Who actor Matt Smith in the titular role.
According to the BBC, Smith has been cast as Bateman in a production of American Psycho that will run from December 3rd to January 25th.
The 30-year-old has been cast as the psychopathic serial killer Patrick Bateman in the adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 thriller. The production will run at London’s Almeida Theatre from 3 December to 25 January 2014.
The BBC also reports that Who fans got wind of the news and rushed the box office, as the show has already sold out just hours after the announcement was spread around England.
Smith steps into shoes previously filled by Christian Bale back in 2000’s big screen version of American Psycho. The role helped relaunch Bale’s career as a serious actor after his early childhood success. For Smith, the role will bring him back into the forefront of everyone’s mind and will likely lead to more film roles for the Doctor Who actor who just finished his run on the much loved BBC series.
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