New Ted Bundy movie starring Zac Efron headed to Netflix
Netflix is cementing its place as a premiere platform by continuously adding exciting content to keep viewer interest piqued. If recent trends are any indicators, serial killers and detailed looks into their lives fascinate innumerable people. To this extent, Netflix is set to acquire Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, the recent film about charismatic serial killer Ted Bundy, starring Zac Efron. Read on.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile participated in the Sundance Film Festival, which wrapped up on February 3, 2019. Having garnered rave reviews and sharp criticism for almost romanticizing Bundy's character, the film has made a huge splash in certain circles. Netflix is making the best of this situation by acquiring the film for a staggering $9 million, which is around Rs. 64 crore.
Directed by Joe Berlinger, a master of the true crime genre, the film offers a fresh and unique look into Bundy's life. It sees the serial killer through the eyes of his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins. Notably, Kloepfer refused to believe the truth about Bundy's crimes for years, unable to reconcile them with her idea of the man she loved.
While no release date has been fixed for the film to arrive on the streaming platform, Netflix is going to give the film a theatrical run in the fall, to ensure star Efron is considered in the running during the upcoming awards season.
This writer is of the opinion that the arrival of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will be extremely beneficial for Netflix viewers. The streaming giant already has another Berlinger directed docu-series on Bundy, called Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. Together, they will offer viewers a comprehensive look into the life of one of America's most charismatic serial killers.