Can ‘Hollywood’s Sweetheart’ pull off playing the role as one of the world’s most infamous serial killers?
A trailer was released this weekend for the new movie “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” starring Zac Efron as the notorious serial killer and necrophile Ted Bundy.
After a decade of denials, Ted Bundy confessed to 30 murders in at least seven states over the span of four years in the 1970s. To add to the madness, he escaped from jail twice and was executed in January 1989 though the true of number of victims remains unknown and can possibly be higher. Bundy was known to target young female victims with a “handsome and charismatic” persona, traits which he exploited to gain their trust.
The movie premiered over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film also stars Lily Collins as Bundy’s girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer; Jim Parsons as lead prosecutor Larry Simpson; and Kaya Scodelario as Bundy’s ex-wife Carole Ann Boone.