Zac Efron‘s next role will reportedly take him from saving lives to taking them.
The 29-year-old Baywatch star is set to assume the role of serial killer Ted Bundy in the film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile according to reports from The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
Bundy was executed in 1989 after being convicted of killing a 12-year-old and two Florida State University sorority sisters. He confessed to ending the lives of dozens more. THR reports the movie, written by Michael Werwie, will be told from the point of view of Bundy’s former girlfriend.
“Extremely Wicked” producers are Nicolas Chartier and Ara Keshishian for Voltage alongside Costigan for Cota Films. Efron’s Ninjas Runnin’ Wild banner will produce alongside Michael Simkin and Jason Barrett. Michael Werwie and Jonathan Deckter will be executive producing along with Stephen Gates of Ellipsis Entertainment Group and Brad Kaplan of Primary Wave Entertainment.
“I have been trying to work with Zac Efron for a long time,” Chartier said. “From his dramatic turn in ‘Paperboy’ to his hilarious performance in ‘Neighbors,’ he continues to impress audiences and critics alike with his extraordinary versatility and range. We couldn’t be more excited to see him in this amazing role.”
I hope that this will be an amazing one!