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Kanye West taps 'American Psycho' author for 'Yeezus' concert film

Kayne West making "Yeezus" movie, trailer released this week.
Kayne West making "Yeezus" movie, trailer released this week.
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The “Yeezus” movie, is coming to a theater near you, announced Kanye West when he released a trailer for his “Yeezus” offering on Thursday. Apparently West is serious about this movie as he tapped the creativity of the "American Psycho" author, Bret Easton Ellis, to write his screenplay.

According to the Huffington Post on Feb. 28, the trailer indicates that the “Yeezus” film is mostly concert footage, but there may be a narrative piece that goes along with it. The trailer starts out with West’s “Coldest Winter,” a song he wrote about his mother’s death.

Easton, who was asked by West to write the script for the film, shared his thoughts on the “Yeezus” film during a recent interview. Stating:

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 f**k it, I said yes. And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll see what happens."