Netflix has snagged the rights to Joe Berlinger‘s Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron as the prolific serial killer. It’s pretty fitting that Berlinger’s Bundy documentary Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is already available on the streaming giant. The news comes just eleven days after the 30th anniversary of Bundy’s execution.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile tells Bundy’s story and trial through the point of view of his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins) who was oblivious that he was killing during the several years that they were together.
John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment, James Hetfield, Grace Victoria Cox, Jeffrey Donovan, Kaya Scodelario, Angela Sarafyan, Terry Kinney, and Dylan Baker round out the cast.
Bundy killed young women across several states. In the end, Bundy confessed to killing 30. When asked by one agent if he really killed 30, Bundy replied: “add one digit to that (the 30 confessions), and you’ll have it.”
Deadline reports that Netflix has an “award season theatrical run planned.”