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Zac Efron to Play Serial Killer Ted Bundy

May 15, 2017

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Zac Efron will play serial killer Ted Bundy in the upcoming psychological thriller indie film EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKING EVIL AND VILE. 

Directed by Joe Berlinger, the film is set up for Cannes by Voltage Pictures and Michael Costigan’s COTA Films. Michael Werwie wrote the script, which earned him a Nicholl Fellowship prize and made the 2012 Black List.

Voltage will fully finance and handle international sales. Nicolas Chartier and Are Keshishian will be producing for Voltage alongside Costigan for COTA Films, and Efron’s Ninjas Runnin’ Wild banner alongside Michael Simkin and Jason Barrett. Werwie and Jonathan Deckter will be executive producing.

Chartier said:

“I have been trying to work with Zac Efron for a long time. 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.”

Costigan hailed the script and Berlinger’s past documentaries that the film will be a strong one.

“Zac is perfect casting, as he can play both the depth and the charm that this guy had in equal measures, and which allowed him to manipulate these women in such a terrifying way. We think in the vein of NIGHTCRAWLER or even THE JINX, we are making a psychological thriller that will resonate deeply with audiences.”

Production will start on October 9.

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