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Netflix Release Date and New Trailer for Zac Efron Ted Bundy Film Revealed

Streaming giant Netflix have announced the new Ted Bundy biopic starring Zac Efron, ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ will offically debut on May 3rd.

Following up on the success of the Joe Berlinger directed docuseries ‘Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’, now the entertainment platform will be bringing the feature film, also from Berlinger, to their audience.

The film recently had a premiere weekend at Sundance Film Festival which was met with mixed reviews – scoring an overall 62% on Rotten Tomatoes.

via: Voltage Pictures

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.

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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 prosethetics or weight gain.

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.”

FURTHER READING: Zac Efron’s Performance As Ted Bundy Divides Critics

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