Zac Efron embodies the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in the new trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, released Friday (Jan. 25).
Efron plays an attractive, smiling Bundy in the trailer, charming the media in an effort to convince them of his innocence. The upbeat music and overall tone of the teaser are incongruent with the violent crimes Bundy committed (the rape and murder of several young women), perhaps to demonstrate how Bundy was able to manipulate people into viewing him as a family man.
The film co-stars Lily Collins as Bundy’s longtime girlfriend Liz Kloepfer, who must come to terms with the fact that the man she loves is a murderer.
The Joe Berlinger-directed film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival
Check out the trailer below: