If looks could kill, then Zac Efron would be a serial killer. His stunning good looks and insane physique are a deadly combination. The 31-year-old actor plays one of the most notorious serial killers of all-time in his next film. This could be the role that redefines his career.
1969. Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) is crazy-handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. And cautious single mother Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins) ultimately cannot resist his charms. For her, Ted is a match made in heaven, and she soon falls head over heels in love with the dashing young man. A picture of domestic bliss, the happy couple seems to have it all figured out … until, out of nowhere, their perfect life is shattered. Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. Concern soon turns to paranoia—and, as evidence piles up, Liz is forced to consider that the man with whom she shares her life could actually be a psychopath.
Bundy targeted young women and girls during his reign of terror in the 70s. He was regarded by many of his victims as handsome and charismatic, traits that he exploited to win their trust. Ted ultimately confessed to 30 homicides, but many believe the true victim count could be much higher. He was executed by electrocution on January 24, 1989 in Florida. He was 42-years-old at the time.
Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger directed the film which is told from the perspective of Kloepfer, Bundy‘s longtime girlfriend who ended up turning him into the police.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile premieres tomorrow at the Sundance Film Festival. Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment, Angela Sarafyan, Jeffrey Donovan and Metallica’s James Hetfield also star. Check out the trailer below.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Movie Trailer