It’s hard to believe that very soon you will now associate Ted Bundy – a serial killer responsible for murdering over 30 women in the 70’s with 21 Jump Street’s Zac Efron. In the new trailer (see below) Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile we see Zac Efron play as Ted Bundy during his very public and weird trial. The trailer indicates it will go beyond what we seen or know of what happened in the courtroom and tie in his relationship with Liz Kendall (Lily Collins) in a very comical fashion.
It will be showing at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend but has not been giving a release date. The director Joe Berlinger who just recently directed and executive produce: Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes for Netflix, has a lot to say about Bundy. He also directed several amazing like the Wrong Man, Paradise Lost and Metallica Docs. So we can wait to see what he does with this tale.
The official synopsis
1969. Ted (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. This is the story of Ted Bundy, one of the most notorious serial killers of all time. Collins shines as Liz, while Zac Efron gives a performance that could redefine his career. Renowned filmmaker Joe Berlinger, best known for his true-crime documentaries, proves to be the perfect match to bring this Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile true story to the screen.