Not only did Joe Berlinger direct the Netflix documentary series “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” now available for streaming, he also directed the upcoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (read our review), which stars Zac Efron as the real-life serial killer. Fittingly, the movie has also found a home on Netflix.
Deadline reports that Netflix has just purchased “U.S. rights and some foreign” for the Voltage Pictures film, with “an awards season theatrical run planned.”
The film is told from the point of view of Bundy’s former girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins), set during the multi-year period that Bundy hid his murder spree from her.
John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment, James Hetfield, Grace Victoria Cox, Kaya Scodelario, Angela Sarafyan, Jeffrey Donovan, Terry Kinney and Dylan Baker also star.
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.