Check out the first official photo of Zac Efron as Ted Bundy
Thanks to the Sundance Film Festival, we’ve gotten our official look at Zac Efron as Ted Bundy in the upcoming biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Vile. The festival posted the photo, hyping up the film before it premieres there in early 2019, where it was first noticed by Collider.
Voltage Pictures and Cota Films are producing and Joe Berlinger (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is directing. The screenplay, which won the Nicholl Fellowship, was on the Black List and is written by Michael Werwie.
The film is told through the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, who went years denying the accusations against Bundy but ultimately turned him in to the police. Only nearing his execution, when Bundy began talking about his extensive and heinous murders, did Kloepfer, and the rest of the world, learn the true scope of his numerous and grizzly crimes. Joining Efron in the film are Lily Collins as Kloepfer, with Kaya Scodelario as Bundy’s ex-wife Carole Anne Boone, Jim Parsons as prosecution lawyer Larry Simpson, John Malkovich as Judge Edward Cowart, and Haley Joel Osment.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Vile is produced by Nicholas Chartier and Ara Keshishian for Voltage and Michael Costigan for Cota Films. Efron’s Ninjas Runnin’ Wild produces along with Michael Simkin and Jason Barret. Werwie, Jonathan Deckter, Stephen Gates of Ellipsis Entertainment Group and Brad Kaplan of Primary Wave Entertainment are executive producing.