Streaming giant Netflix have acquired the rights to the new Ted Bundy biopic starring Zac Efron, ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Following up on the success of the Joe Berlinger directed d
Netflix reportedly outbid STX and Lionsgate – with a source reporting they have acquired the rights for $9 million. The film recently had a premiere weekend at Sundance Film Festival which was met with mixed reviews – scoring an overall 62% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Set in the late 1970s, the film is told from the perspective of Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Kloepfer, who was in a relationship with the serial killer for seven years.
Early reactions to Efron’s casting were positive and many fans agreed it was a ‘career changing’ moment for him. Unlike previous actors who have embodied serial killers (Charlize Theron notably bagged an Academy Award for her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in Monster), he did not require
Efron naturally slipped into the role of Bundy and explained during a Q&A, “We had the same sort of mannerisms…we do the same things.”