'American Psycho' meet American psycho.
Having made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, it was announced that IFC Films has snapped up CHARLIE SAYS, a dark drama that examines the infamous Manson Family and the trauma left in their wake.
Based on the 1971 book by controversial author, poet and singer Ed Sanders, CHARLIE SAYS is written by Guinevere Turner who co-wrote 2000’s Christian Bale-starrer AMERICAN PSYCHO with Director Mary Harron (I SHOT ANDY WARHOL). It’s reported the film will not just focus on the tragic 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders, but also the psychological aftermath it had on both the victims and young perpetrators.
Matt Smith of Doctor Who fame will star as Charles Manson, the two-bit Los Angeles criminal turned cult leader. The film also stars Annabeth Gish (NIXON), Suki Waterhouse (INSURGENT), Hannah Murray, Sosie Bacon and Marianne Rendon.
We’ll keep you posted on CHARLIE SAYS, but for now we know the film is set for a Fall 2019 release. As for the real Charles Manson, he kicked the bucket eternal in 2017, after what we heard (and hope) was an excruciatingly long and painful battle with colon cancer.