Just as Baywatch is arriving in theaters, Zac Efron has signed on to star in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile from Oscar-nominated director Joe Berlinger.
The film will take a new approach to Bundy’s terrifyingly real tale, it will be told from the perspective of Bundy’s longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer. Kloepfer suffered through years of rumors and accusations. She eventually turned Bundy into police.
Bundy only confessed his crimes when his execution date drew near. He ultimately claimed responsibility for the 30 murders of young woman during the 1970’s, but law officials believe the number is actually much higher. Not only was he a serial killer, he was also a rapist, burglar, and necrophile. The reason he could allegedly get so close to his victims was that he was both handsome, charming and convincing. Bundy was executed in the electric chair at Raiford Prison in Starke, Florida, on January 24, 1989.
Filming is set to begin on October 9, 2017. Extremely Wicked, Shocking and Vile was written by Michael Werwie, which won the coveted Nicholl Fellowship prize.
Nicolas Chartier, Ara Keshishian under the Voltage banner with Michael Costigan and Efron’s company Ninjas Runnin’ Wild, THR reports.
Efron, while usually appearing in comedies, is actually a great fit for the role and I look forward to seeing his darker side. You can catch him in his latest role in Baywatch in theaters now.