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American Psycho TV series in the works at Lionsgate

The film starring Christian Bale in the lead role is considered a cult classic.

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NEW DELHI: It was in 2000 that the Christian Bale-starrer cult classic American Psycho hit theatres worldwide. The film based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel of the same name received positive responses from audiences, and it’s popularity endures to this day among movie enthusiasts. And now, Lionsgate has confirmed that a television adaptation of the film is currently in development. 

Lionsgate TV chairman Kevin Beggs confirmed the news in a recent interview given to Deadline.

"We’ve just wrapped up Dear White People which was a really good experience, Blindspotting is coming up, American Psycho is in development. We’re always exploring what we can do in television with something like the Saw franchise, so that’s a conversation," said Beggs. 

American Psycho follows the story of Patrick Bateman, who is a Wall Street trader by day and moonlights as a serial killer at night. The major highlight of American Psycho was Christian Bale's performance as Patrick Bateman. As a television adaptation of this movie has been announced, audiences are eagerly waiting to know about the actor who will portray the role of Bateman once again on screen. 

An American Psycho TV series had been reported as far back as 2013, and at that time, several media outlets reported that the series will narrate the story of Bateman who is currently in his 50s, but still continues to pursue his killing spree. 

In the meantime, Lionsgate is expanding the universe of John Wick with a TV show named The Continental. The cast and crew of The Continental are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. 

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