Yes, Zac Efron is playing serial killer Ted Bundy in director Joe Berlinger’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, which should be interesting to say the least.
Deadline reports today that Oscar nominee John Malkovich is the latest to join the cast of the Bundy film, which also stars Lily Collins as Bundy’s former girlfriend.
Malkovich will play Judge Edward Cowart, who presided over the serial killer’s 1979 trial, sentencing him to death.
“The film is told from the point of view of Elizabeth Kloepfer during the multi-year period that Bundy hid his murder spree from his live-in lover, played by Collins.”
Bundy was executed in 1989. Shortly before his execution, he confessed to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978.
The original screenplay, written by Michael Werwie, won the Nicholl Fellowship first prize and was featured on the Black List.