His career is red hot right now and the ladies love him for his bod and piercing blue eyes. Former Disney star Zac Efron, is taking aim at a more serious role. The 29 year old, will be playing the notorious lady killer Ted Bundy in an upcoming film titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
This chronicles the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer. She simply couldn’t believe what he did for years, after the truth came to light about him. This film will be classified as a thriller and will be written by Michael Werwie, who also has worked as a producer. Joe Berlinger will direct the film, with over 40 credits to his name. It seems this film, has been waiting in the wings since 2014, before finally making its way into production.
Variety magazine makes mention—that it is important this film follows the dysfunctional relationship between Bundy and his long-time girlfriend Liz. Perhaps this is the key to the film, giving the audience the perspective of things in their life portrayed on screen. This inevitably may help add to the suspense of things. Ted Bundy was executed back in 1989 and had murdered 30 different young women during his time, throughout the 1970’s.
Many feel he killed even more women during his terrifying reign. However, evidence has still not been pieced together since in many of the cases. Bundy’s girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, eventually reported him to the police. After this, Bundy was eventually arrested, as it took several phone calls before the authorities arrived to bring him in. Perhaps she was as mad as he was—for staying with him even after his arrest. Bundy was cold and calculated, a definite contrast to his good looks and evil ways. Like many criminal minds, they have since become a fascination for movie goers.
Zac Efron as the lead in this role, certainly may have the chance to become a more series actor not having to take his shirt off in nearly every scene. He certainly has made a name for himself in the comedy world anyway. The part has a darkness to it and both he and his agent are hoping to strike gold with this part in every way. Perhaps it is time for him to hang up the shirtless frat-bro roles, which have become his very bread and butter. Playing a role like this, will put him on the map in a different way. Does he have the chops to become an action star as well? Time will tell.