Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile opens May 3 in select theaters and on Netflix

By Alexia Fernandez
April 02, 2019 11:17 AM
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Zac Efron is showing off his killer transformation.

The 31-year-old actor plays notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in his new film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Ahead of its debut on Netflix in May, the streaming giant has premiered its first trailer for the film.

The thriller, which follows the life of Bundy, is told through the perspective of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, who struggled to accept the reality of her boyfriend’s true nature.

Lily Collins, 30, stars as Kloepfer alongside John Malkovich as Edward Cowart, the presiding judge at Bundy’s 1979 trial in Florida who sentenced the killer to death.

Zac Efron and Ted Bundy
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Bundy was a law student who was convicted of killing and raping several women across seven states from at least 1974 to 1978.

He met Kloepfer in 1969 in Washington where she worked as a secretary at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Bundy was executed in Florida on Jan. 24, 1989 after confessing to 30 homicides committed, although the real total of murders is unknown.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile opens May 3 in select theaters and on Netflix