Deadline reports that Zac Efron is tipped to play notorious American serial killer Ted Bundy in a biopic called Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
The story explores the dysfunctional relationship between Bundy and his long-time girlfriend Liz. Regarded as charming and charismatic, Bundy was responsible for assaulting and murdering numerous young women during the 1970s, and ultimately confessed to 30 murders before his execution in 1989.
The film is being directed by Joe Berlinger from Michael Werwie’s award-winning script.
The movie is being produced by Michael Costigan and Nicholas Chartier.
“I have been trying to work with Zac Efron for a long time,” said Chartier. “From his dramatic turn in Paperboy to his hilarious performance in Neighbors, he continues to impress audiences and critics alike with his extraordinary versatility and range. We couldn’t be more excited to see him in this amazing role.”
Production is set to start on October 9th.