Kanye West has cast Scott Disick as the lead in an upcoming music video take on cult classic “American Psycho” — but sources tell Page Six the reality-TV doofus wasn’t West’s first choice.
A treatment for the video called for James Franco to star. Sources further say the video, shot in Brooklyn, will re-create Christian Bale’s famous “Huey Lewis” monologue, but with Lewis’ name substituted by references to West and his forthcoming album “Yeezus.” Bale famously asked a colleague played by Jared Leto in the film, “You like Huey Lewis and the News?” before slipping on a raincoat and killing him with an ax. (Bale also quips that the album “Sports” “has a clear, crisp sound and a new sheen of consummate professionalism.”) The role of Leto in West’s video is reportedly played by Kim Kardashian’s pal Jonathan Cheban.
A source tells us a sponsor has been brought on to underwrite a $100,000 budget, and the viral clip aims to market West’s upcoming album “in a nontraditional way.” Reps for West and Franco didn’t get back to us.
nooo i wanted this to happen