Ted Bundy is the latest example of this fascination. Bundy was one of the most notorious serial killers in US history, having ultimately confessed to committing 30 murders between the years 1974-1978. His story has now been brought back into the public consciousness through the Netflix documentary series Conversations with a Killer, and this upcoming film starring Zac Efron, both of which are directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile had its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it received a mixed response. In particular, the casting of Zac Efron as Bundy has garnered controversy. There are fears that Efron’s performance will lead audiences to sympathize with Bundy and possibly even glorify his actions.
The film is told from the perspective of Bundy’s girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins), as she struggles to reconcile the man she knows with the crimes he’s committed. John Malkovich also features as Edward Cowart, the judge who presided over Bundy’s trial.
If its reception at Sundance is anything to go by, then expect Extremely Wicked to be one of the most talked-about films of the year when it’s released to the wider public in May.
|What||Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: Zac Efron is Ted Bundy|
03 May 19 – 03 May 20, TIMES VARY
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