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American Psycho author working on a new movie project with Kanye West

Feb. 19, 2014by:

Here's a new project that could turn out to be amazing, or amazingly bad. In an interview with Vice, AMERICAN PSYCHO author and THE CANYONS screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis revealed he is writing a movie for none other than Mr. "Voice of this Generation," AKA Kanye West. The rapper apparently approached Ellis about the project last summer, but didn't want to be involved. However, the novelist changed his mind after listening to Kanye West's last album.

"He came and asked me to write the film. I didn’t want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car. He’d given me an advance copy, and I thought, regardless of whether I’m right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So fuck it, I said yes. And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll see what happens."

Unfortunately, Bret Easton Ellis couldn't make any other comments about the collaboration.

"You know what, I can’t. It’s in Kanye Land, and that’s subject to a whole other time frame."

Bret Easton Ellis and Kanye West might seem like an odd pairing, but this isn't the first time they've worked together. West has appeared on Ellis' podcast, and the rapper released a parody of AMERICAN PSYCHO (see below) to help promote his last album. West also contributed some of his music for a remixed trailer for THE CANYONS.

I know there are some that despise both Kanye West and Bret Easton Ellis, but a movie involving both of them sounds insane in a good way, and I am definitely interested in seeing what Ellis has cooked up for West. However, who knows when (or if) we'll be able to see the finished movie since there's no word on a release date, cast or pretty much anything else about the film. It sounds like they are still in the early stages of development though, so hopefully we'll learn more about this project soon.

Source: Vice

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8:12AM on 02/20/2014
Is it The Hobbit?
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6:12PM on 02/19/2014
Fuck it.

PRAISE YEEZUS
Fuck it.

PRAISE YEEZUS
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3:15PM on 02/19/2014
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2:02PM on 02/19/2014
Its enough we have to see him in the media for music, but keep this Douchebag out of film!!
Its enough we have to see him in the media for music, but keep this Douchebag out of film!!
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1:45PM on 02/19/2014
kanye can go fuck himself fucking prick
kanye can go fuck himself fucking prick
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1:09PM on 02/19/2014

OMG!

I'm sooooo excited... NOT. Is this even newsworthy? ugh.......
I'm sooooo excited... NOT. Is this even newsworthy? ugh.......
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12:44PM on 02/19/2014
Sorry to hear that.
Sorry to hear that.
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11:47AM on 02/19/2014
His music use to be creative and purely enjoyable. Now it's overly self-indulgent and offensive. i can't imagine anyone funding this movie.
His music use to be creative and purely enjoyable. Now it's overly self-indulgent and offensive. i can't imagine anyone funding this movie.
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10:59AM on 02/19/2014
I suspect Kanye is only about eight times more narcissistic than Patrick Bateman.
I suspect Kanye is only about eight times more narcissistic than Patrick Bateman.
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10:50AM on 02/19/2014
Kanye is one of the most talented music producers that ever lived. Ellis is one of the most talented writers that ever lived. But they're both so far up their own asses, this can only turn out bad.
Kanye is one of the most talented music producers that ever lived. Ellis is one of the most talented writers that ever lived. But they're both so far up their own asses, this can only turn out bad.
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10:50AM on 02/19/2014
I hate Kanye West's stupid fucking jaw.
I hate Kanye West's stupid fucking jaw.
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10:30AM on 02/19/2014

This just in!

Shia Labeouf handed Kanye his paper bag saying "You're going to need this soon"

Shia Labeouf handed Kanye his paper bag saying "You're going to need this soon"

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10:29AM on 02/19/2014
Regardless of what you think about Kanye West's personal life, he's one of the most innovative, interesting, and hard working people in the hip-hop industry. Similar things could be said about Bret Easton Ellis. I'm happy to give this a shot.
Regardless of what you think about Kanye West's personal life, he's one of the most innovative, interesting, and hard working people in the hip-hop industry. Similar things could be said about Bret Easton Ellis. I'm happy to give this a shot.
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11:24AM on 02/19/2014
There are far more innovative and aesthetically interesting artists in the hip hop scene right now. I don't get the praise.
There are far more innovative and aesthetically interesting artists in the hip hop scene right now. I don't get the praise.
10:13AM on 02/19/2014

ha

what are they going to call it american ego... delusions of grandeur
what are they going to call it american ego... delusions of grandeur
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10:39AM on 02/19/2014
haha, nicely done
haha, nicely done
9:57AM on 02/19/2014
No. Just No.
No. Just No.
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9:43AM on 02/19/2014
No thanks.
No thanks.
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9:42AM on 02/19/2014
American Idiot?
American Idiot?
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9:35AM on 02/19/2014
I'm excited for this ONLY for the mere fact that we'll have something else to laugh at Kanye West for.
I'm excited for this ONLY for the mere fact that we'll have something else to laugh at Kanye West for.
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9:14AM on 02/19/2014

Was that guy suppose to be Christian Bale or Charlie Day?

I swear for the first minute I thought that was Charlie Day pretending to be Patrick Bateman, which would've been funny for the video, until you realize it's not Charlie Day and then the video is no longer funny.
Personal, I don't care for Kanye at all.
I swear for the first minute I thought that was Charlie Day pretending to be Patrick Bateman, which would've been funny for the video, until you realize it's not Charlie Day and then the video is no longer funny.
Personal, I don't care for Kanye at all.
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