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American Psycho production canceled

The off-Broadway adaptation of American Psycho has hit a roadblock after the show's commercial backers pulled out of the musical.

The Second Stage Theater production was slated to debut next year (15), but bosses at the the company have since opted not to move forward with the production.


A statement from Artistic Director Carole Rothman reads, "We are disappointed that we will not be producing American Psycho this season, but the rights holders, Act 4 Entertainment, have decided to not move forward with the production at Second Stage.


"We will be announcing a new production in its place in the coming weeks."


Benjamin Walker was set to to play serial killer Patrick Bateman in the Second Stage Theater adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial 1991 novel. The cancellation could suggest backers are planning to move forward with a full Broadway run.


The musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, won rave reviews during a sold-out run in London's West End earlier this year (14). It featured former Doctor Who Matt Smith.