Screen Junkies » patrick bateman http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 8 Actors Who Could Play Patrick Bateman In The ‘American Psycho’ Remake http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/8-actors-who-could-play-patrick-bateman-in-the-american-psycho-remake/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/8-actors-who-could-play-patrick-bateman-in-the-american-psycho-remake/#comments Wed, 21 Dec 2011 16:06:36 +0000 Nicholas Pell http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=240311 Robert Pattinson is already killing stray cats.

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Hard to believe that it’s 2011, a whopping 11 years after the release of American Psycho. The film is a rare example of an adaptation that’s better than the book, mostly because Bret Easton Ellis is a hack with all the talent of a junior-level copywriter for the Sears catalog. Still, one of the biggest reasons the film works so well is the god-tier performance by Christian Bale. He’s got some seriously difficult G.J. Cleverly & Co. shoes to fill. Here are some people we think might be up to the task, regardless.

Tom Cruise

Christian Bale went on record as saying that he was channeling noted mental health expert Tom Cruise while filming American Psycho. The great big smile with the totally blank, 1,000-yard stare is common among Operating Thetans, particularly those who have gazed in the abyss of Xenu and his DC-10s in space. This might work better as a SNL skit than as a full movie, but we’d like to see Tom give it the old pre-Clear try.

Vincent Gallo

If Vinnie Gallo, Jr. signs on to play Patrick Bateman the movie will get filmed, edited and post-produced before Gallo burns every copy out of spite. We’re kind of OK with that, considering that this movie is going to totally suck balls.

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Bret Easton Ellis Has Two Suggestions For The Next Patrick Bateman http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bret-easton-ellis-has-two-suggestions-for-the-next-patrick-bateman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bret-easton-ellis-has-two-suggestions-for-the-next-patrick-bateman/#comments Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:20:24 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=240001 Hint: neither is Michael Clarke Duncan.

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One makes perfect sense. The other makes absolutely no sense. As is typical, Bret Easton Ellis won’t just hand over his thoughts on the casting for American Psycho; we have to work for them. The logical (perhaps too logical?) choice is Miles Fisher, a blossoming star with memorable roles in Mad Men, J. Edgar, Final Destination 5, and a homemade music video for the Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place,” in which he plays Patrick Bateman in an American Psycho send-up.

So no surprise there. The other choice is baffling, until you realize that it might just be brilliant. Scott Disick, a “star” of Keeping up with the Kardashians, is Ellis’ other pick. Nobody likes this guy, but perhaps that’s what makes him so right for the part. Patrick Bateman isn’t supposed to be charming or secretly likable. He’s supposed to be completely empty inside, and no one is more empty on that show than he is.

Bret is witholding his approval unless one of these two gets cast. Considering Lionsgate is remaking the film a scant eleven or so years after the original, my hunch is they’re really not seeking anyone’s approval on this thing. But who knows. Maybe they’re insecure.

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‘American Psycho’ Is Getting A Remake http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/its-been-11-years-so-american-psycho-is-getting-a-remake/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/its-been-11-years-so-american-psycho-is-getting-a-remake/#comments Thu, 08 Dec 2011 22:34:41 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239216 That was fast.

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Some Lionsgate executive, presumably after receiving an understated, yet elegant, business card, remembered that the 2000 adaptation of American Psycho was a pretty cool movie. After confirming on IMDB that it had been at least ten years since the original was released, he said “Yeah, We could do that.” And the news of a remake began to lazily ooze forth, with no one really caring enough to clean it up, or even acknowledge its presence.

Following a conference among several other development execs at Lionsgate, they all agreed it didn’t really matter who wrote or directed the sequel ’cause, hey, American Psycho. So they bestowed both writing and directing duties upon one Noble Jones, a second-unit director from The Social Network, who just happened to be the next person to walk through the door into the conference room.

Expect news in the next couple days that the producers, not wanting to overthink things, have decided that Jason Bateman would make a pretty good Patrick Bateman.

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