Kanye West Worked on a Film With American Psycho Author Bret Easton Ellis



In an interview with ViceAmerican Psycho author, screenwriter, and now podcast host (!) Bret Easton Ellis revealed that he worked with Kanye on a film about “seven or eight months ago.” As you might expect, he can’t give too many details, saying the following:

It’s in Kanye-land and that’s subject to a whole other timeframe. He came and asked me to write the film. I didn’t want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car. He’d given me an advance copy and I thought, regardless of whether I’m right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So fuck it, I said yes. And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll see what happens.

I really like him as a person. I know he comes off in this performance art way in the press, but if you’re just alone with him in a room talking for three hours, it’s kind of mind-blowing.

Read the whole interview here. It’s an interesting and insightful piece, and even in the short excerpt above, his description of Kanye as acting like a “performance artist” towards the press is totally on point.


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