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Zac Efron plays serial killer Ted Bundy in new trailer

Zac Efron plays serial killer Ted Bundy in new trailer

Extremely Wicked is told through the eyes of the madman's girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins, testified on his behalf at trial. The film will be premiering at Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.

Bundy brutally murdered and assaulted at least 30 women before he was caught in 1978.

Ted Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar, and necrophile.

In The Ted Bundy Tapes, viewers get to hear audio recorded by the killer himself as he recounts his upbringing, past relationships, and even provides "third person" commentary on the gruesome events.

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Zac Efron will play Ted Bunch in a new movie. The trailer comes on the heels of the release of the Netflix docuseries Confessions of a Serial Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.

From the outset, it certainly shows Bundy off as being a ladies' man, pleading his innocence and laying on the charm - telling one: "I'm more popular than Disney World". The film's first teaser, depicting Efron as real-life serial Killer Ted Bundy, can be seen above. Another, who had obviously started streaming "Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes", said the interviews were "f****** terrifying, adding that Bundy was a "complete and utter sociopath", and that hearing him talk about the murders was freakish".

The drama Extremely Wicked co-stars John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, and Haley Joel Osment.

The trailer kicks off with the kind of upbeat tempo and banter you'd expect from an action movie where you kind of want to root for the bad guy.

Before his execution in 1989, the man confessed to raping and killing 30 women in the '70s, something he'd vehemently denied for more than a decade before that.