By Naseem Ally.
From starting out as the all-American teen heartthrob Troy Bolton in High School Musical to now portraying the life of an infamous American serial killer…who saw that coming? Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron sees him dramatically transform into the man that was once Ted Bundy in this biographical crime thriller.
This film is based on a memoir from Bundy’s former girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins. The other key figures in Bundy’s life included his wife Carole Anne Boone and Judge Edward Cowart, played by Kaya Scodelario and John Malkovich respectively.
This sets us up nicely for getting an insight into his world whilst trying to figure out what on earth drove him to commit these heinous crimes? Ted Bundy’s fascinating trial is covered in the film, where he had been described by former girlfriends as extremely charming, and ultimately someone who would not be capable of carrying out a killing spree.
The film has received plaudits from critics and there’s been particular praise for Zac Efron’s performance as Ted Bundy. Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile came to fruition initially as a script posted on the site The Black List, where it was then picked up by the director Joe Berlinger.
After a number of attempts to get the film made, the wheels were eventually set in motion and with its imminent release audiences don’t have long to wait. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is released through Sky Cinema and select cinemas on the 3rd of May.
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