Part of the reason infamous serial killer Ted Bundy continues to be a source of fascination among true crime buffs is that he simply didn’t seem like the type of person to commit the atrocities he was accused (and convicted) of. Those closest to Bundy, his friends and lovers, were stunned, even as stacks of evidence mounted against him.
We’re given this insider’s perspective in the upcoming Bundy biopic, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; the film will take place from the point-of-view of the murderer’s then-girlfriend, a woman who simply couldn’t wrap her mind around Bundy’s crimes. Today, we’re getting our first look at the film’s star, Zac Efron, as Ted Bundy—and the resemblance is uncanny. Have a look below.
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) November 29, 2018
A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will premiere at next year’s Sundance Film Festival (kicking off on January 24th. Expect a trailer to arrive in the coming weeks.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is directed by Joe Berlinger from a script penned by Michael Werwie; in addition to Efron, the film stars Haley Joel Osment, Lily Collins, and John Malkovich. Hopefully, the film will pick up distribution out of Sundance and we’ll have some release information to share. We’ll be keeping our ears to the ground for updates, so stay tuned!