In the upcoming “American Psycho” remake, actor Paul Thomas Allen will play Dr. Frank “Doc” Miller, an African-American who tries to use his new training to help African-Americans in need.
He’s also the one who first gets the idea to write the book in the first place.
Here’s what we know about the new movie.
“American Medicine” will be directed by Sam Mendes and stars Dylan McDermott as Dr. Miller, Jessica Chastain as his wife Elizabeth (Jennifer Garner), Jack Reynor as Dr.-Lydia (Kirsten Dunst), and David Boreanaz as the doctor’s brother, Dr. Martin (Timothy Olyphant).
The film will also be co-produced by Fox Searchlight and 20th Century Fox.
The story will explore how the world of medicine and psychology was formed by the invention of the drug barbiturates in the 1800s and how a man named Dr. James Watson (Woody Harrelson) and his team of researchers have used the drug to find the cure for a number of different diseases, including cancer, syphilis, malaria, influenza, and rabies.
It will also include a number that haven’t been explored in the series, including the rise of the opioid epidemic in the 1960s and the rise in the number of deaths from heart disease in the 1980s and 1990s.
The film is set to open on May 10, 2019, and will be followed by “American Beauty,” a drama about a wealthy couple who have two daughters that premieres May 12.
“We have an incredibly talented team at 20th that is working with a number and diversity of filmmakers and producers to produce this film,” Fox Searchpoint president David Occhipinti said in a statement.
“This is a project that we believe has a long history of excellence, and we are excited to be collaborating with a team who share that vision and want to continue the conversation of race and health in this country.”