Story of Love, Suicide, and Paranoia Appeals to Bret Easton Ellis
The tragic love story of Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake, the filmmaker and artist who mysteriously killed themselves last year (believing they were being harassed by Scientologists and the government), is headed to the big screen. American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis will be writing the screenplay and director Gus Van Sant has signed on as a consultant for the movie, which is being produced by Braxton Pope and Andrew Weiner of Ithaka films along with Lionsgate. Ithaka bought the rights to Nancy Jo Sales’ Vanity Fair article about the doomed duo, who have become cult figures since Theresa overdosed on Tylenol PM and bourbon last year and Jeremy followed by walking into the ocean. “The story is remarkable and explores profound loss and the tragic dimensions of love,” says Braxton.