If you asked someone what they thought a serial killer looked like, Zac Efron is not likely to be the answer. However, he’s actually a good choice to play the notorious Ted Bundy, a man who murdered at least 30 women, but was thought to be handsome and charming to those who didn’t know his secret life.
THR reports that it was announced at Cannes that Efron is attached to play Bundy in a movie that’s currently titled, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. The film, based on a black listed script by Michael Werwie, ‘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 grisly crimes.’
Joe Berlinger, best known for his documentaries Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, and Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, is due to direct the film. It’s not clear when the movie might shoot, but it’s currently looking for buyers at Cannes.