This just in to Cinematical headquarters: American Psycho, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, is being turned into a stage musical! Seriously. We're not joking. According to a press release, "The Johnson-Roessler Company, The Collective and XYZ Films have partnered to acquire, develop and produce the live stage version." Most folks remember the 2000 film starring Christian Bale as a wealthy New York investment banking executive whose sick, twisted, murderous alter ego exposes itself in the most delightful and imaginative ways. While Bale had been acting since a very young age, it was his role in American Psycho that catapulted him into the spotlight.

There's no word on who they'll get to play Patrick Bateman on the stage (though I'd personally love to see Bale reprise the role for a limited run -- heck, we know he can belt a tune or two; just watch Newsies). As far as music goes, it will "revive the nostalgia of the 80's alongside celebrated hits from the era." Look for tunes from Talking Heads, Genesis and Huey Lewis and The News to make an appearance. Okay ... can I buy tickets now?

Did I just make your day, or what? Now tell us: Which scenes absolutely need to be included in the musical? And if not Bale, who would you choose for the lead?
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