Robert Pattinson will play a Patrick Bateman-like character named Stephen Lewis Deesner, a cunning serial killer who manipulates laws to enable his killings, in Adam McKay‘s ‘Average Height, Average Build.’
Who is Patrick Bateman?
Patrick Bateman, a character from ‘American Psycho’ by Bret Easton Ellis and played by Christian Bale in the film adaptation, is a wealthy and narcissistic investment banker in 1980s New York City. He’s a sociopathic serial killer who conceals his violent and sadistic nature behind a facade of materialism and charm. Bateman is characterized by his fixation on material possessions, designer clothing, and grooming, as well as his brutal acts of violence, especially against women.
The Cast of ‘Average Height, Average Build’
As per What’s on Netflix, in the film, Pattinson is playing a serial killer called Stephen Lewis Deesner, described as a serial killer who’s on the prowl and extremely smart, using lobbying for laws to be changed or removed to allow him to kill. Think of him as a Patrick Bateman-type character.
Amy Adams as Michele Strunk: A lobbyist who helps the killer escape justice by changing laws from her small boutique lobbying firm in Indianapolis. She is smart, sophisticated, and aspires to enter the world of politics.
Robert Downey Jr. as Coleman “Cole” Lannum: A retired cop who relentlessly pursues the killer, Stephen Lewis Deesner, and is deeply suspicious of him.
Danielle Deadwyler as Franny Kollet: A young reporter working at the Indy Star, a news outlet in Indianapolis. She is sharp and ambitious, striving to make a name for herself.
Forest Whitaker as Ronny Bengham: Another serial killer known for always wearing a big smile but hiding a dark side.
Additional characters include:
Governor of Indiana
Peter Whallen: A lobbyist working with Michele and determined to leave the firm.
Lilly Lannum: A vet surgeon and Cole’s second wife, who faces controversy at her workplace, gaining national attention.
Gary Shateworth: A consultant advising Stephen, Peter, and Michele on developing and passing laws.
Rep. Cuellas: A young Democrat who refuses to accept dirty money and opposes bills introduced by the other characters.
Charles Benin III: A silver-haired billionaire who is also involved in murder and helps Stephen make connections.
Tim Lascher: A powerful figure in the DC political system, known for working on bills related to gun rights and pro-carbon laws.
The film is written and directed by McKay, who also produces under his Hyperobject Industries banner with Kevin Messick.
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