A musical adaptation of American Psycho is tuning up for a December launch in London’s West End. Almeida Theatre Artistic Director, Rupert Goold, will direct the take that has a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, Glee) and music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik (Girls, Glee). Now in his last year as the 11th Doctor Who, Matt Smith will play Patrick Bateman, the serial-killing investment banker originally portrayed by Christian Bale in Mary Harron’s 2000 film adaptation. The London musical will run from December 3rd to January 25th next year. It’s an Almeida Theatre and Headlong co-production in association with David Johnson and Jesse Singer for Act 4 Entertainment by special arrangement with Edward R Pressman, who produced the movie. Pressman is also executive producing FX and Lionsgate’s American Psycho drama series project that catches up with Bateman decades later, but as outrageous and lethal as ever – and taking on a protégé.
Couches of the world, prepare for young Doctor Who fans around the globe to hide behind you next month — all at the same time. The BBC announced today that on Nov. 23 it will simulcast the beloved science fiction show’s special 50th anniversary episode, “The Day of the Doctor,” in at least 75 countries, including the U.S., where it will be shown on BBC America. Meanwhile, details of 3-D screenings in select cinemas here will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The Doctor has always been a time traveler — now he’s traveling time zones,” Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat said in a statement. “On the 23rd of November, it won’t be the bad guys conquering the Earth — everywhere it will be ‘The Day of the Doctor!’”
“The Day of the Doctor” stars current TARDIS-dwellers Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman together with previous occupants David Tennant and Billie Piper, as well as sci-fi icon John Hurt.
It may have lost out on the best comedy Emmy on Sunday, but last night The Big Bang Theory proved it is the biggest entertainment show on broadcast television and, in Season 7, shows no signs of slowing down. The hourlong season premiere of the comedy juggernaut was its biggest ever, drawing a 5.6 rating in adults 18-49 — up 17% from its 18-49 fast national last year when the opener was a half-hour — and 18.3 million viewers.
As the Hangover franchise has become an international phenomenon, the budgets for the films have gotten much bigger. The original installment was created on a $35 million budget and crushed domestically, pulling in well over $277 million dollars in the States. The latest movie, on the other hand, was made on a $103 million dollar budget and only brought in $112 million domestically. The Hangover III may have done decently worldwide, but Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is likely looking to make up some money via the film’s Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download release, which will hit the street on October 8.