The long-gestured “American Psycho” stage play is still working its way towards Broadway and the producers behind the adaptation spoke to the NY Post about what me might expect. Dubbed “American Psycho: The Musical”, audience members should be expecting some tunes, while the playwright promises plenty of gore. But the biggest shocker is the productions plans of bringing in Tom Cruise for a small (hilarious) cameo. Deets inside.
Carrying the moniker “American Psycho: The Musical”, expect plenty of songs: “Think about Malcolm McDowell singing songs during ‘A Clockwork Orange.’ He sang ‘Singing in the Rain,’ ” said Duncan Sheik, the new show’s composer, comparing his musical to a brutal attack scene in the 1971 film.
The musical has been in development since 2008, when producers David Johnson, Jesse Singer, Nate Bolotin and Aaron Ray bought the rights to adapt the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel, which was made into a 2000 film starring Christian Bale.
Speaking of brutality, playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells the post: “There are murders, and they are on stage in full view of the audience…An ax and a chef’s knife will be used. I think there’s going to be a lot of blood.”
But most shocking of all is that the article also states that the producers hope to cast Tom Cruise for a cameo. In the book Patrick Bateman bumps into “Tom Cruise” in the elevator of the Upper West Side building where they both live. Bateman refers to Cruise’s film “Cocktail” as “Bartender.” Cruise corrects him and points out that his nose is bleeding.
All of the production’s plans can be found over at the NY Post.