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Extremely Wicked Will Be Released On May 3 On Netflix

Stewart Perrie

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Extremely Wicked Will Be Released On May 3 On Netflix

After months of photo leaks, character descriptions, reviews, trailers and teasers, we can finally get excited about the Ted Bundy drama coming to cinemas and TV.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will available on Sky Cinema in the UK and on Netflix in the US on May 3.

The movie is also tipped to be released in cinemas, but if you can watch it from the comfort of your own home, why wouldn't you?

A new trailer for the serial killer movie was also released today, which shows how Zac Efron has fully taken on board the charming aspect of Bundy's personality.

Efron has been widely praised for his portrayal following the movie's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. However, his casting has also been criticised by some, who feel the film risks romanticising the killer.

In the trailer, we see numerous clips from Bundy's trial and are given a sense of how he used his charm to deceive people, including his long time girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins.

Credit: Voltage Pictures
Credit: Voltage Pictures

A synopsis of the film reads: "Ted (Efron): handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. Liz (Collins): a single mother, cautious, but smitten. A picture of domestic bliss, the two seem to have it all figured out.

"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."

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.

Credit: Voltage Pictures
Credit: Voltage Pictures

Following the screening at the Sundance Film Festival, The Guardian's Benjamin Lee said Efron's performance is 'remarkable accomplished' and 'fiercely committed'.

Lee added: "As Bundy, he ruthlessly weaponises the boyish charm that's propelled much of his career, slyly convincing us of the spell he cast, not only on Liz (Lily Collins) but the many other women who were fighting his corner, sure of his innocence.

"It's the career-changing moment he was clearly seeking and with an executive producer credit, one can understand his impassioned involvement, a juicy opportunity to break away from his pretty boy shackles and prove that he's deserving of more dramatic work."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Ted Bundy

Stewart Perrie
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