*Kanye West is turning his attention to Hollywood.
The rapper hit up “American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis to write the screenplay for an upcoming film project.
“He came and asked me to write the film. I didn’t want to at first. Then I listened to ‘Yeezus,’” famed writer told Vice.com in a recent interview.
“It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car. He’d given me an advance copy and I thought, regardless of whether I’m right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So f–k it, I said yes,” Ellis explained. “And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll see what happens.”
Last year, the two worked on a viral “Psycho”-inspired video, which spoofed the novel and film.
“I wrote it. Kanye came to me and asked me to write it so I wrote the promo,” Ellis told MTV News in July 2013. “I just got a text one day … it said, ‘It’s Kanye, do you have time to rap?’ And then suddenly my phone rang and someone said, ‘Kanye got your number and he wants you to write this promo for ‘Yeezus,’’ And so we went back and forth on it and he wanted it done, like, that day. So I wrote it very quickly and they shot it two or three days later.”
Meanwhile, Drake has announced the line-up for the 5th annual OVO Fest taking place in August at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheater.
Outkast will headline the first night (August 3) and Drake will headline the second night (August 4). Both nights will feature special guests.
OVO Fest is known to shock with surprises. Drake’s brought out notable names in the past such as Eminem, Jay Z, Stevie Wonder, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Diddy, and more.
Tickets for the two-day concert go on sale February 21.
OVO Fest will be one of the 40-plus shows Outkast will be performing at for their Spring/Summer 2014 festival tour. Outkast will first reunite at Cocahella in April. It’ll be held over two weekends April 11-13 and April 18-20 in Indio, CA. The duo will headline on both Fridays.