Noble Jones tapped to pen new adaptation of Brett Easton-Ellis novel
stages of development at the studio. Set in Manhattan during the Wall Street boom of the late 1980s, “American Psycho” concerns Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker by day who becomes a homicidal maniac by night. Mary Harron previously adapted the book for the 2000 feature starring Christian Bale. Jones pitched the project to Lionsgate several months ago and recently turned in a script that explores how Bateman would fare in modern-day Gotham. A protege of David Fincher, Jones is a commercials and musicvideo helmer who was second unit director for the Boston-shot scenes in Fincher’s “The Social Network.” Jones is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and attorney Alex Kohner.