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First Trailer For Extremely Wicked Featuring Zac Efron As Ted Bundy Is Here

First Trailer For Extremely Wicked Featuring Zac Efron As Ted Bundy Is Here

The first trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile has dropped and we can see Zac Efron portraying Ted Bundy himself.

The film's trailer has landed hot on the heels of Netflix's docu-series Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and it certainly doesn't disappoint.

Interestingly, the director for the documentary, Joe Berlinger, has mirrored his role for the film which features Zac Efron as one of the world's most infamous serial killers Ted Bundy.

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The synopsis reads: "A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins), who refused to believe the truth about him for years."

Zac has been posting behind the scenes pictures on to social media. Credit: Instagram/@zacefron
Zac has been posting behind the scenes pictures on to social media. Credit: Instagram/@zacefron

Meanwhile, John Malkovich will play Judge Edward Cowart, the man who presided over Bundy's televised trial and sentenced him to death in 1979.

From the 90 second trailer it seems that, although the film shows some of his killings, it is focused more on the trial and public perception of Bundy.

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Zac Efron plays the role of serial killer Ted Bundy. Credit: Voltage Pictures
Zac Efron plays the role of serial killer Ted Bundy. Credit: Voltage Pictures

From the outset, it certainly shows Bundy off as being a ladies' man, pleading his innocence and laying on the charm - telling one: "I'm more popular than Disney World."

The film then turns to the American public with Carole Ann Boone, Ted's ex-wife, saying: "The media convicted Ted before he's had his day in court."

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Throughout the 70s, Bundy sexually assaulted and brutally murdered many women and girls in the US - his total number of victims is thought to be more than 30.

Bundy was said to have gained the trust of several of his victims due to his handsome looks and utterly charismatic nature - so on that basis at least, Zefron seems ideal for the role.

Earlier this year Efron posted some behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram, one showing the back of him with the caption 'when Ted met Liz' and another of him sat in a replica of Bundy's infamous VW Beetle with the caption 'Bug life'.

Efron began teasing the film nearly a year ago. Credit: Instagram/@zacefron
Efron began teasing the film nearly a year ago. Credit: Instagram/@zacefron
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Some people have shared their worry about the film being portrayed as some sort of a comedy.

One said: "The tone makes it seem more like an action comedy rather than a dark psychological thriller I was expecting. Still going to watch it cause it could be oscar gold if Zac can pull it off."

Another added: "OOOOOOF... Gut punch. That's the tone? Thought it was going to be a taught, dark, smart, psychological thriller. This is TED BUNDY, not George Jung in BLOW."

A third disagreed, commenting: "He can really get that Oscar with this. Fantastic!"

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There is no date for the film just yet but the trailer teases that it is 'Coming Soon'...

Featured Image Credit: Voltage Pictures

Topics: TV and Film, Ted Bundy, Shockingly Evil And Vile, Zac Efron

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