“Kardashians” star and Kourtney’s baby daddy Scott Disick has been given the co-sign by “American Psycho” writer Bret Easton Ellis to inhabit the skin of Patrick Bateman, a role made famous by Batman himself, Christian Bale.
After news broke of a proposed remake of the 2000 film, as reported by Variety this week, Scott, who pretty much is the living embodiment of the Big Apple yuppie/serial killer/investment banker in look, charisma and style, took to Twitter to pitch himself as the perfect leading man for the leading role.
“just heard there doing a remake of American Psycho!” he tweeted. “best news i have ever heard! i hope they call me!”
While Ellis hasn’t been reported to play much of a part in the making of the remake, he did give Scott the thumps up, if he should land the role. (Full disclosure: we don’t think he’ll get it, even though he totally should.)
“I have warned Lionsgate that I will not approve a new version of ’American Psycho’ unless it stars SCOTT DISICK or MILES FISHER,” he wrote, later teasing, “I am waiting for Scott Disick to ask: ‘Who in the hell is Bret Easton Ellis?’”
But, Scott being the always awesome TV personality he is, quickly put Ellis in his place, telling him, “Not going to happen, I know just who u r!”
Currently the script, which was recently turned into the studio after being pitched earlier this year, is being helmed by Noble Jones, who worked on David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” and will “explore how Bateman would fare in modern-day Gotham.” Regardless of what does happen, Scott did win something this week. He placed at #14 on our list of the Top 50 TV characters of 2011. We’d like to think it’s a worthy consolation prize!
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