July 24, 2013


Bret Easton Ellis Reveals He's Writing a Script for Kanye West

Getty Images, 2
Getty Images, 2

Remember that American Psycho parody/Yeezus promo Kanye West released last month? The one featuring Kardashian boyfriend Scott Disick dissecting Yeezus lyrics and dismembering Jonathan Cheban? 

Well, it turns out that Bret Easton Ellis wrote that parody of his own book at Kanye's request. And after meeting up to discuss their collaboration, the two got on so well that they decided to start a follow-up project. Praise Yeezus! 

Ellis dropped the bomb at the end of an interview with MTV News: "Kanye and I have been meeting about writing a script for him and so that's a project that's kind of in the works."

Sadly, that's all we know. The 49-year-old writer wouldn't say anything else and it's unlikely the notoriously secretive Kanye will swing by The Talk to dish about what's on his plate.

While it's unlikely Ellis is updating West's long-shelved "black Larry David" project for HBO, it's entirely conceivable the two have begun working on a movie together. West has two short films under his directorial belt and Ellis recently added "screenwriter" to his resume, penning the Lindsay Lohan-starring flick The Canyons. 

Regardless, the end product will probably prove to be fascinating, inventive and slightly insane.