Following the recent release of the true crime documentary series Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Netflix has now acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the feature film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron as the notorious American serial killer.
The deal was closed at Sundance, with the streaming service paying $9 million for the rights to the movie, which is directed by Joe Berlinger (creator of The Ted Bundy Tapes) and tells the story of Bundy from the perspective of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins.
ed (Zac Efron): handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. Liz (Lily 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.
Directed by Joe Berlinger (Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2), Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile tells the story of serial killer Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) through the eyes of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins (To the Bone). Also featuring in the cast are John Malkovich (Deepwater Horizon), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld), Grace Victoria Cox (Heathers), Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice), Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner: The Death Cure), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), Terry Kinney (Billions), Dylan Baker (The Americans), and Metallica frontman James Hetfield.