Not happy with just having its very sinister documentary about serial killer Ted Bundy, Netflix has bagged the new film about him starring Zac Efron.
Everyone’s favourite all-American nice boy takes a serious swerve from type to play notorious murderer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, directed by Joe Berlinger.
The film tells the story of Ted and his horrendous crimes from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (played by Lily Collins). It showed at Sundance and got some good reviews, particularly for Zac. Vanity Fair said he nails Ted’s charm, teaming it with “a creeping creepiness” and The Guardian called it a "career changing moment".
Rumour has it the deal cost Netflix about $9 million – and with international rights involved, hopefully it’ll be available to Irish users later in the year.
In the meantime, if you’re keen on learning more about one of the world’s most notorious killers, Netflix is also home to Conversations With A Serial Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (by the same director!).
It’s a documentary created with the real life interview tapes with Bundy before he was executed in 1989 for murdering at least 30 women. An unexpected side effect was people crushing on the killer - prompting Netflix to ask them to stop 'stanning one of the most violent serial killers ever.