Filming begins tomorrow on director Joe Berlinger’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, which casts Zac Efron in the role of serial killer Ted Bundy.
The film is told from the point of view of Bundy’s former girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, set during the multi-year period that Bundy hid his murder spree from her.
Via Efron himself on Twitter today comes our first look at Efron as Bundy, courtesy of a black and white photo with a simple caption: “Meet Ted,” wrote Efron.
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) January 17, 2018
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.
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.