Matt Smith Becomes An "American Psycho"

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Matt Smith Becomes An "American Psycho"

Soon to depart "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith is about to tackle a distinctly different character - Patrick Bateman.

Smith is set to star as Bateman in a West End stage musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel "American Psycho" which will run from December 3rd to January 25th.

He begins rehearsals today for a production that includes several dance numbers and songs.

Almeida Theatre Artistic Director Rupert Goold will direct from a production book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark") and music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik ("Spring Awakening").

Also starring are some notable British stage and TV actors like Ben Aldridge, Charlie Anson, Jonathan Bailey, Katie Brayben, Cassandra Compton, Holly Dale Spencer, Susannah Fielding, Simon Gregor, Holly James, Lucie Jones, Tom Kay, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Eugene McCoy and Hugh Skinner.

The serial-killing 1980s Wall Street investment banker character was previously portrayed by Christian Bale in the 2000 film adaptation. Smith can next be seen in this year's "Doctor Who" 50th Anniversary special next month and this year's Christmas Special.

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