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Matt Smith Lands Lead Role In Musical Adaptation Of 'American Psycho'

October 7th, 2013 10:20pm EDT
Matt Smith
Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith is set to take on the role made famous by Christian Bale in the stage adaptation of American Psycho.

Smith will play investment banker Patrick Bateman, a successful Wall Street investment banker by day, and a cold-blooded psycho killer by night.

The production will debut on London's West End in December.

Smith, who was recently replaced by Peter Capaldi on "Doctor Who", has plenty of stage experience behind him, including parts in "Fresh Kills", "The History Boys" and "Swimming With Sharks".

Christian Bale wore Val Kilmer's batsuit for Batman audition

September 23rd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Christian Bale
Actor Christian Bale auditioned to play Batman in Val Kilmer's batsuit.

The American Psycho star tried out for the Christopher Nolan franchise reboot in 2005 in the same suit Kilmer wore in 1995's Batman Forever, but it was his voice, not how he acted in the costume, that landed him the role.

In a new documentary to be released with The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Ultimate Collector's Edition on Tuesday (24Sep13), Nolan says, "I think Christian's voice was a big part of the impression he made in the test. He had decided that Batman needed to have a different voice to Bruce Wayne, that he ne...

Nikki Reed And Hayden Panettiere Team Up For Teen Horror Movie

November 8th, 2010 10:48am EST
Nikki Reed
Twilight star Nikki Reed and Heroes beauty Hayden Panettiere are heading back to school - the actresses are teaming up on the big screen for a new teen horror.

The pair will join forces for scary movie Downers Grove, which will see seniors dying in horrific circumstances.

The film is based on the novel by Michael Hornberg and will be adapted by American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis.

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Ed Westwick: 'I Would Kill To Be Batman'

June 8th, 2010 9:18am EDT
Ed Westwick
"Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick would love to emulate the career of fellow British actor Christian Bale.

He explained, "I would kill to be Batman, simple as that. I could play the new version of 'American Psycho.' I love that movie and I know every line from that movie."

Ed has reportedly found himself another TV beauty following his split from co-star Jessica Szohr - he has been linked to "90210's" Annalynne McCord.

See more photos of Ed here!

Kevin Connolly Dating Chloe Sevigny?

January 4th, 2010 8:26am EST
Kevin Connolly Dating Chloe Sevigny?
Entourage star Kevin Connolly has hooked up with yet another Hollywood beauty - the actor has been spotted dating Chloe Sevigny, according to reports.

The unlikely 35 year old Romeo has been linked to a string of stunning women in recent months, allegedly enjoying intimate nights out with Lindsay Lohan and Hayden Panettiere.

And Connolly was allegedly working his magic with American Psycho star Sevigny on a night out at posh eatery Nobu 57 in New York last week, according to reports.

A source tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "She was very dressed up and looked stunning...

Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

May 1st, 2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...

Billy Bob Thornton Heads An All-Star Cast In 'The Informers', In Theatres April 24

March 25th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
The Informers
In such works as Less Than Zero and American Psycho Brett Easton Ellis brilliantly dissects contemporary American society, a culture in which too much is never enough. Now, adapting his own acclaimed novel for the screen, he returns to the Los Angeles of the early 1980's with a multi-strand narrative that deftly balances a vast array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con).

Connecting all his intertwining strands are the quintessential Ellis pr...

5 Of Film's Most Believable Psychopaths

October 28th, 2008 10:16am EDT
American Psycho
For years, filmmakers have been portraying the psychopath, but could our favorite cinematic psychos really be diagnosed as one? According to the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R), compiled by Dr. Robert Hare, the 20 characteristics of a psychopath include: glib and superficial charm, grandiose sense of self worth, need for stimulation, pathological lying, lack of remorse or guilt, cunning/manipulativeness, callousness/lack of empathy, shallow emotions, parasitic lifestyle, poor behavioral controls, sexual promiscuity, early behavioral problems, lack of realistic long-term goals, impulsivit...

Kanye West Inspired By Christian Bale's 'American Psycho'

October 8th, 2008 11:33am EDT
Kanye West
Rapper Kanye West drew inspiration for his new video Love Lockdown from Christian Bale's killer character in 2000 thriller American Psycho.

The Stronger hitmaker unveiled the promo for the new single - on which he sings all the way through - on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday.

And West admitted that he based parts of his musical creation on the 1980s Wall Street murderer Patrick Bateman that Bale portrays in the big-screen adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel.

He told chatshow host DeGeneres, "On this album, I kind of embody Patrick Bateman from American Psycho.


Greatest TV Crime Fighters Of The Past Decade

March 24th, 2008 3:00pm EDT
The Shield
Shows about the police force or law enforcement in general have become commonplace on television. Over the years shows like Hill Street Blues, Dragnet, and NYPD Blue made an impact on TV audiences. More recently, series like 24, The Shield, CSI and The Wire have focused on the gritty aspects of crime fighting.

What are the top five crime fighters on television in the last 10 years? After conducting a great deal of research and some painful debate, we have compiled the list below, in alphabetical order.

Jack Bauer - 24

The man is a living legend and has saved the United Stat...

'Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day,' Premieres Dec. 9 On ABC

November 29th, 2007 8:01pm EST
For One More Day
Emmy Award®-winning actor Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Academy Award®-winning actress Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore) star in the two-hour television event motion picture Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day, premiering Sunday, December 9 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In the film, based on Albom's bestselling book For One More Day, Imperioli plays Chick Benetto, a broken-down former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair. He returns one night to his small hometown with plans to...

Christian Bale Refused To Read Bob Dylan Script

October 29th, 2007 1:25pm EDT
Christian Bale
Actor Christian Bale refused to read the script before accepting his role in new film I'm Not There - because it was too confusing. The American Psycho star takes on the role of music legend Bob Dylan in the new eagerly-awaited biopic. And though he underwent a rigorous music and singing schedule for the part, he had no idea what the film would entail before signing up.

He says, "Director Todd Haynes sent the script - I saw that it was completely chaotic and confusing, I didn't bother reading it, I read little bits and said, 'yeah sure.' I had people teach me how to sing and play guit...

Starpulse's Top 10 Most Horrifying Films

October 16th, 2007 11:36am EDT
Elm Street
Most people confuse horror and horrifying. Believe me, I’m a fan of the classics: Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and so on. I enjoy my share of zombies, gore, masked villains and horny teenagers who never seem to learn that getting some means certain death.

However, the horror films that interest me the most are the ones that I can’t watch again or can’t watch very often. When something is truly horrifying, it should screw with you psychologically and make your skin crawl. Here are my "Top 10 Most Horrifying Films."

10. 28 Days Later (2002)

“Plans are poi...

Josh Lucas Explains His 'Easy Dent' Nickname

September 28th, 2007 10:41am EDT
Josh Lucas
Actor Josh Lucas is nicknamed 'Easy Dent' after a doctor accidentally banged his head at birth. The American Psycho star has had a dent at the back of his head ever since the delivery room mishap, reports

He says, "My parents were living on an Indian reservation, and they believed in naming the child on what happened during the birth. I came out very easily, so easily that the doctor pulled back and dented my head quite severely against the bed post. There is a big dent. It was huge."

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Fascinating Facts

August 31st, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Brandon Routh and Ashley Olsen are teaming up for new movie The Informers, based on short stories by American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis.

Kelly McGillis, the sexy actress-turned-restaurateur who romanced Tom Cruise in movie classic Top Gun, has signed on to play a lesbian in TV series The L Word.

Eddie Murphy is reteaming with his Beverly Hills Cop co-star Ronny Cox in new movie Nowhereland.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star William Petersen's pet boxer Bruno will appear in upcoming episodes of the forensics drama.

(This news...

Josh Lucas Gives Thumbs Up to 'Batman' Rumor

May 8th, 2006 1:29pm EDT
Josh Lucas
Josh Lucas is begging film fans to keep spreading the rumor he is to play Harvey Dent/Two Face in the next Batman movie and to put pressure on studio bosses to hire him. The actor insists there's no truth in reports linking him to the role, so far.

However, he would jump at the chance if director Christopher Nolan approached him. Lucas says, "I do want to do it, I love the rumor; please keep it up."

The actor has appeared in the films American Psycho, A Beautiful Mind, The Hulk, and Stealth. His upcoming feature film is Poseidon.

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