Zac Efron has landed himself the lead role of documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s (of “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” fame) upcoming independent film, titled “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile”.
He will be playing Ted Bundy (otherwise known as Theodore Robert Bundy), a notorious American serial killer and rapist who assaulted as well as murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s.
“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile” was first unveiled at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and it follows the dysfunctional relationship between Bundy and his long-time girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer aka Liz. Screen Rant noted that the film will be told from Liz’s perspective. The screenplay earned writer Michael Werwie earned him the Nicholl Fellowship prize and it made the Black List (an annual list that names the best un-produced scripts in Hollywood) in 2012.
In speaking of casting Efron as Bundy, producer Nicolas Chartier said, “I have been trying to work with Zac Efron for a long time. From his dramatic turn in ‘Paperboy’ to his hilarious performance in ‘Neighbors’, he continues to impress audiences and critics alike with his extraordinary versatility and range. We couldn’t be more excited to see him in this amazing role.”
Efron will be seen next in Paramount Pictures’ remake of “Baywatch” alongside Dwayne Johnson. Besides that, he is starring in Michael Gracey’s “The Greatest Showman” with Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams.
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