The musical thriller, set during the height of the 1980's era of Wall Street greed, is based on Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel. Rupert Goold (Macbeth, King Lear, Enron) will stage the production that will begin Dec. 3 at the Almeida Theatre. American Psycho officially opens Dec. 12 and will continue through Jan. 25, 2014.
In addition to Smith, the cast will feature Ben Aldridge, Charlie Anson, Jonathan Bailey, Katie Brayben, Cassandra Compton, Holly Dale Spencer, Susannah Fielding, Simon Gregor, Holly James, Lucie Jones, Tom Kay, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Eugene McCoy and Hugh Skinner.
The production will have set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, with choreography by Lynne Page, lighting by Jon Clark, musical direction from David Shrubsole, sound by Paul Arditti and video by Finn Ross.
American Psycho is an Almeida Theatre and Headlong co-production in association with David Johnson and Jesse Singer for Act 4 Entertainment by special arrangement with Edward R Pressman.
According to the Almeida, "Wildly controversial on publication, 'American Psycho' is now acknowledged as one of the great literary satires. In the narcissistic yuppie psychopath Patrick Bateman, writer Bret Easton Ellis created one of the most iconic antiheroes of the 20th century."