Zac Efron has been cast as serial killer Ted Bundy in an upcoming movie thriller titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. The film will be told from the perspective of Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer.
Bundy was involved in the disappearances of several women in the 1970s. He only confessed to 30 homicides before his capture in 1978, but the actual victim count remains unknown.
He received three death sentences, and was executed 1989.
Producer Nicolas Chartier described Efron as the “perfect” actor to play Bundy, telling Deadline, “He can play both the depth and the charm that this guy had in equal measures, and which allowed him to manipulate these women in such a terrifying way.”
Filming will begin on October 9th.