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‘Trainspotting’s’ Irvine Welsh, ‘American Psycho’s’ Bret Easton Ellis Team for ‘American Tabloid’

‘Trainspotting’s’ Irvine Welsh, ‘American Psycho’s’ Bret Easton Ellis Team for ‘American Tabloid’

“Trainspotting” writer Irvine Welsh and “American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis are in final talks with the U.K.’s Burning Wheel Productions to co-create a dramatized series based on the national tabloid press culture in the U.S.

With the working title “American Tabloid,” the series will unspool over decades and follow events from a weekly publication where political correctness, morals and ethics are unheard of.

The deal is expected to get confirmed in the coming weeks, with a development schedule to follow.

“To do this production justice we always knew we would require writers who don’t hold back and go way further than most would dare,” said Shelley Hammond of Burning Wheel. “We are just beyond delighted that we are ready to agree a deal to make this happen with the incredible talent of Bret and Irvine. This would be the first time the two have collaborated

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