Zac Efron to play serial killer Ted Bundy in gruesome new biopic
Zac Efron has signed up to play serial killer Ted Bundy in a new biopic.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Efron, who is currently promoting his role in the big-screen reboot of Baywatch, has signed on for the movie, which is titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
Bundy is one of the most notorious serial killers in history. During the early 1970s, he murdered numerous girls and young women in various states in America, eventually confessing to killing 30 of them just before his execution, though it's thought the actual number of victims is much higher than that.
The movie will be directed by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger, who worked on the acclaimed Paradise Lost, the trio of documentaries about the plight of the West Memphis Three. Michael Werwie, writer of Lost Girls, has provided the script.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will be told from the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, Bundy's longtime girlfriend, who spent years denying the accusations against Bundy but ultimately turned him in to the police.