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EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE: Zac Efron To Play Ted Bundy

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Zac Efron Set To Headline Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile

Dirty Grandpa star Zac Efron has been cast as serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

The role is somewhat of a departure for the actor, who has been typecast as a young heartthrob. Rising to stardom with his role on The Disney Channel‘s original movie High School Musical, he leveraged the resulting exposure from that role into a career as a film actor, starring in such productions as 17 Again, Me and Orson Welles, and Charlie St. Cloud. More recently, he has had a starring role in the Neighbors films.

Based on a screenplay by Michael Werwie, the movie will be directed by Joe Berlinger and follow the story of the relationship between one of the most notorious murderers of the 1970’s and his girlfriend Liz. No release date has been offered for the project at this point.

Comingsoon.net, the source of this story, shares the following information about the proposed film:

The Ted Bundy film is set to begin production on October 9. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will be produced by Nicholas Chartier and Ara Keshishian for Voltage and Michael Costigan for Cota Films. Efron’s Ninjas Runnin’ Wild will also produce along with Michael Simkin and Jason Barret. Werwie, Jonathan Deckter, Stephen Gates of Ellipsis Entertainment Group and Brad Kaplan of Primary Wave Entertainment will executive produce.

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