Christian Bale played a fantastic role as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000) that became a cult movie. Author Bret Easton Ellis revealed in his editorial piece where we might find Patrick Bateman today some 25 years later since he penned the book. Read for yourself below and tell us what you think.
I often thought that this was a time Bateman could have also thrived in, especially with the advent of new technologies that could have aided him in his ghoulish obsession with murder, execution, and torture--and in ways to record them. And sometimes I think that if I had written the book in the past decade, perhaps Bateman would have been working in Silicon Valley, living in Cupertino with excursions into San Francisco or down to Big Sur to the Post Ranch Inn and palling around with Zuckerberg and dining at the French Laundry, or lunching with Reed Hastings at Manresa in Los Gatos, wearing a Yeezy hoodie and teasing girls on Tinder. Certainly he could also just as easily be a hedge-funder in New York: Patrick Bateman begets Bill Ackman and Daniel Loeb.
Directed by Mary Harron
Official Synopsis: Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.
Cast: Joseph Oliveira, Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Chloë Sevigny, Chloë Sevigny, Ronald Reagan, Landy Cannon, Bill Sage, Matt Ross,…
Genres: Drama, Crime