Zac Efron to Play Serial Killer Ted Bundy

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Zach Efron is set to play serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Zac Efron is set to play serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Zac Efron (Neighbors) has signed on to play serial killer Ted Bundy in the upcoming indie film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, according to Variety. Voltage Pictures and Cota Films will produce and Joe Berlinger (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is set to direct. The screenplay, which won the Nicholl Fellowship, was on the Black List is written by Michael Werwie.

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile “follows the dysfunctional relationship between Bundy and his long-time girlfriend Liz. Bundy, a killer and rapist of young girls and women who was notoriously charming, was executed in Florida in 1989.”

The Ted Bundy film is set to begin production on October 9. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will be produced by Nicholas Chartier and Ara Keshishian for Voltage and Michael Costigan for Cota Films. Efron’s Ninjas Runnin’ Wild will also produce along with Michael Simkin and Jason Barret. Werwie, Jonathan Deckter, Stephen Gates of Ellipsis Entertainment Group and Brad Kaplan of Primary Wave Entertainment will executive produce.

Efron rose to fame in the High School Musical films. He’s known for his work in the musical Hairspray17 AgainThe Lucky OneDirty Grandpa, Neighbors, and the sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. He’s voiced Anakin Skywalker, Harry Potter and more in the series Robot Chicken, was the voice of Ted in The Lorax and played the lead in the film Charlie St. Cloud. He’ll next be seen in the film Baywatch.

Are you guys interested in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile? What do you think of Zac Efron as serial killer Ted Bundy? Who do you think should play Liz? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

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