Not content with “The Ted Bundy Tapes”, Netflix has now purchased the North American rights to Zac Efron film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”, which also stars Lily Collins and John Malkovich. The film follows the crimes of Bundy (Efron) through the eyes of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer (Collins) who, for some time, refused to believe the stories about Bundy. Bundy was sentenced to death by Judge Edward Cowart (Malkovich) after being found guilty of murdering two students in Florida in 1979. The film has seen some controversy, however, with some concerns that it romanticises Bundy as a serial killer. Sky has purchased the rights to the film’s UK distribution where it will be released in cinemas the same time as on Sky Cinema and NowTV.
1969. Ted (Zac Efron) is crazy-handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. And cautious single mother Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins) ultimately cannot resist his charms. For her, Ted is a match made in heaven, and she soon falls head over heels in love with the dashing young man. A picture of domestic bliss, the happy couple seems to have it all figured out … until, out of nowhere, their perfect life is shattered. Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. Concern soon turns to paranoia—and, as evidence piles up, Liz is forced to consider that the man with whom she shares her life could actually be a psychopath.
This is the story of Ted Bundy, one of the most notorious serial killers of all time. Collins shines as Liz, while Zac Efron gives a performance that could redefine his career. Renowned filmmaker Joe Berlinger, best known for his true-crime documentaries, proves to be the perfect match to bring this Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile true story to the screen.