Doctor Who Alumnus Matt Smith Cast In American Psycho Stage Musical

Fresh from roaming the universe in “Doctor Who,” Matt Smith is to play a style-obsessed killer roaming New York in the stage musical “American Psycho.”

The musical is based on Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel about a homicidal yuppie obsessed with high-end clothes and beauty products. It was later made into a movie starring Christian Bale.

Producers announced Monday that Smith, who leaves BBC sci-fi series “Doctor Who” later this year, will play Patrick Bateman, “one of the most iconic antiheroes of the 20th century.”

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Rupert Goold will direct the show, opening at London’s Almeida Theatre on Dec. 12.

It is written by Tony Award-winning songwriter Duncan Sheik (“Spring Awakening”) and playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who worked on TV series “Glee” and the Broadway production of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”

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