While the character will be regenerating into Peter Capaldi, Smith's transformation will be even more dramatic, seeing him become Patrick Bateman, the American Psycho.
This isn't for that in-development TV sequel but for a new stage production that will re-imagine Bret Easton Ellis' original novel as a musical. I hear Huey Lewis and Phil Collins when I think of Patrick Bateman; I'm curious as to what this show will actually sound like. Keytars, drumpads and sax, maybe?
The show's director will be Rupert Goold while the book is by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, alum of Archie and Marvel comics, Glee, the new Carrie movie and the rewritten version of the Spider-Man musical.
By now I think I'm getting a pretty good idea of his tastes. I could probably buy him a good Christmas present at least.
American Psycho is to open at London's Alameida on December 3rd and if I can get tickets, I'll be there. I won't be sitting near the front, though, as it might get rather wet from fake blood flying around. Perhaps the ushers will hand out macs for the unlucky frontline.
Also in the cast will be 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. Lots of opportunities for accents to go wrong.
I'm calling it now: a Broadway run with Neil Patrick Harris. Surely that's gold just waiting to be spun?