Matt Smith Trades Sonic Screwdriver For Patrick Bateman’s Chainsaw

He's a real killer with the ladies.

A stage version of Brett Easton Ellis' novel American Psycho written by Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Rupert Goold has been in the works for some time. The show is set to officially open in London on December 12, and now they have their Patrick Bateman.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, floppy haired Doctor Who actor Matt Smith will take those duties. This means Doctor Who fans can finally see that crazy Doctor anger everyone's always talking about on the show finally manifest itself with all the glorious bloodshed, cannibalism, and dismemberment they've always wanted. Plus, he sings!

Unfortunately, the coolness of this casting only really matters to those blessed enough to go see high profile plays in London. I include myself among this number, but that doesn't mean I can't empathize with you lower life forms. (This sentence was an excerpt from The Secret Life of Evan Saathoff)

If there's any justice in the world, some great YouTube clips should come from this, along with a soundtrack. But if Smith is a big hit in the role, maybe it could also lead to more crazy shit from the guy in the film world. I'm not the biggest Who fan, but for that brief time I could stand it, Smith was more or less responsible for my repeat business. I'd like to see him do other stuff. If I have to wait for a theatrical run to wind down, I'll wait. In the meantime, I also get to look forward to watching a couple Peter Capaldi Who episodes before giving up on that, too. I drop TV shows with the coldheartedness of a dozen successful womanizers, yo.

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