Eveyrone’s favourite heart throb, Zac Efron, is on to a very different and bone-chilling role.
The Baywatch actor has been cast as infamous serial killer Ted Bundy in an upcoming psychological thriller, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, and will be told from the view point of Ted Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer.
True fans of crime stories will remember Kloepfer as the person who turned Bundy in, even though she continued to date him despite her growing suspicion that Bundy was involved in the disappearances of various young women in the 1970s.
Bundy was described as attractive and charming, characteristics that actually helped him in committing at least 30 confessed homicides across seven states up until his capture in 1978. The actual victim is still unknown.
While awaiting trial on murder charges in 1975, the Vermont native managed to escape from prison twice. During this time, Bundy committed more assaults, which included three murders. He ultimately received three death sentences, and was executed 1989.
Producer Nicolas Chartier described Efron as the “perfect” actor to take on the role, telling Deadline, “He can play both the depth and the charm that this guy had in equal measures, and which allowed him to manipulate these women in such a terrifying way.”
As crime fanatics, we’re personally really excited to see the former Disney star take on such a dramatic role. Are you anticipating Zac Efron’s role as Ted Bundy? Let us know!