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Zac Efron’s biopic about Ted Bundy set for Netflix release on Friday

Posted at 3:08 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 16:09:07-04

The highly anticipated Netflix film in which Zac Efron portrays infamous serial killer Ted Bundy is set to be released on the streaming service on Friday.

The film, called “Extremely Wickedly, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” has been highly anticipated for many months. Netflix purchased the film for a reported $9 million after its screenings at Sundance in late January, according to Deadline.

Efron teased the release in an Instagram post he released last month.

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May 3rd on @netflix. Can’t wait for you guys to see this. Link to full trailer in bio. #ExtremelyWicked

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The full Netflix trailer can be found at this link.

He has also tweeted photos from the film’s release last week in London.

The movie is based on Bundy’s relationship with his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, who is played by Lily Collins. Other cast members include John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment and Kaya Scodelario.

Bundy is one of the most infamous figures in the history of American crime. He confessed to the killings of at least 30 women from 1974 to 1978, although the true body count is unknown.

He was known for utilizing his good looks and exuding charisma to help attract his victims. Bundy also escaped from jail two times before he was captured and sentenced to death.

He was 42 years old when he was executed on Jan. 24, 1989, at a Florida state prison.