He’s Turning Bad! Zac Efron to Play Notorious Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Ahead of the release of his latest film ‘Baywatch’, Zac Efron has signed on to a new film project, and he’ll be playing Ted Bundy, one of the world’s most notorious serial killers.
The drama, titled ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’, will be told from the perspective of Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who initially refused to believe the allegations but who later reported him to the police. Bundy was executed in Florida in 1989 after confessing to the sexual assault and murder of more than 30 women.
The Bundy role will be a big departure for Efron, a former teen star who in recent years has appeared in comedies such as Neighbours and Dirty Grandpa. Efron’s latest film is an action-comedy remake of the 90s TV series Baywatch, which hits cinemas later this month.
The Bundy film will be directed by Joe Berlinger, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker whose credits include the ‘Paradise Lost’ documentaries and ‘Some Kind of Monster’.