First Look At Zac Efron As Ted Bundy In Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile

Sky Cinema and Netflix have released a clip from the forthcoming film about Ted Bundy, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which gives us our first glimpse of Zac Efron in action as the infamous serial killer.

In the teaser clip, we see Bundy hanging out with partner Liz (Lily Collins) and her daughter, who begs Bundy to go for ice cream.

"That is SUCH a good idea," Bundy replies.

"I wish I could, but I can't, I'm sorry. I have to pull an all-nighter at the law library.

"I've got to make sure I'm the most prepared attorney in the court room once my trial starts."

A flashback shows a woman picking Bundy out of a police line-up, as Liz asks him why that happened.

Liz then asks him why 'she' picked him out of a police line-up, with a flashback showing

Bundy replies: "My lawyer found out that the police showed her my picture beforehand. Twice.

"Of course I looked familiar."

Efron and Collins in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile. Credit: Sky Cinema/Netflix
Efron and Collins in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile. Credit: Sky Cinema/Netflix

As Liz looks on, concerned, he adds: "That's not even the worst part. What happened in Utah wasn't just dumb luck. The police already had my name, someone gave it to them."

She asks who would do such a thing - at which point Bundy glances out of the diner window to a police car, which he claims has been following him.

"Either I'm going crazy or I'm being set up," he says.

Bundy confessed to killing 30 women during a spree that lasted from 1974 to 1978, however, many believe the actual total could be much higher.

He gained the trust of many of his victims, often pretending to have an injury or to be a figure of authority, before overpowering them.

The film, which lands in May, comes from director Joe Berlinger - who was also behind Netflix's recent docu-series, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.

The film focuses on the 'handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate' Bundy and his relationship with Liz, a single mother who was 'cautious, but smitten'.

"A picture of domestic bliss, the two seem to have it all figured out," the synopsis reads.

"That is until Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders.

"As concern turns to paranoia, Liz is forced to consider how well she knows the man she shares a life with and, as the evidence piles up, decide if Ted is truly a victim, or actually guilty as charged."

The movie will be out in theatres and on Sky Cinema from 3 May 2019.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Cinema/Netflix

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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