EXCLUSIVE: Two major figures from the literary world – Bret Easton Ellis and Irving Welsh – are coming together to create a scripted podcast.
Easton Ellis, author american psycho, as well as Trainspotting Welsh writer has signed a contract with podcast studio Audio Up to produce Calculations.
In 2020, it was revealed that the couple were working together on a television series. American tabloid – with the British production company Burning Wheel Productions.
The podcast’s logline is being kept under wraps, though don’t bet on drug use and violence.
Easton Ellis is also the author of books such as Less than Zero, Rules of Attraction, Lunar Park. as well as Imperial Bedrooms as well as an upcoming book shards. He wrote and produced the 2013 feature film directed by Paul Schrader. canyons starring Lindsay Lohan and hosts her own podcast series of interviews.
Irving Welsh is best known as Trainspottingwhich was made into a movie starring Ewan McGregor, as well as Dirt, Glue, Porn, Crime and recently published Long knives
Easton Ellis and Welsh will co-create the series and serve as executive producers on the project. David Thwaites and Jimmy Jellinek of Audio Up will executive produce the series with Underground’s Trevor Engelson.
This is the latest high-profile podcast project for Audio Up behind series like Stephen King. Strawberry Spring and James Ellroy’s Hollywood Death Ride
“Audio Up is building a library of prestige content in the podcast space with bold, innovative designs,” said Audio Up Chief Creative Officer Jimmy Jellinek. “Bret Easton Ellis and Irvine Welsh have collaborated to create a generation-defining work from american psycho to Trainspotting. These are stories that get under your skin and go deep into your psyche. I can’t wait for the world to hear what we’re producing together.”
Easton Ellis is represented by managers Brian Young and Jonathan Shikora at Lichter, Grossman, Adler & Clark.