Zac Efron is becoming quite the lady-killer more and more everyday (pun totally intended). Ladies, if you’re currently looking to Zac Efron’s Instagram page for shirtless selfies on the beach then you may be a little disappointed. Lately, Efron has been dropping Instagram gold with a few behind-the-scenes photos showcasing his new transformation into the role of notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy.
Efron will be playing the real life lady-killer in the upcoming biography Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. The film, adapted from newcomer Michael Werwie’s screenplay, will be directed by Joe Berlinger (Some Kind of Monster, Paradise Lost). It will be told from the point of view of Bundy’s long-term girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by the picturesque Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones).
Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), John Malkovich (Burn After Reading), Dylan Baker (Trick ‘r Treat), Terry Kinney (Oz), and recently announced, Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) join Collins in the impressive casting ensemble.
Efron treated fans to a few pictures from the set on his Instagram recently, starting with one depicting Bundy’s iconic mug shot and the caption ‘Meet Ted’. He followed up with more shots, sporting a very 70’s-style sweater, an uncanny Bundyesque hairstyle, and him as Bundy sitting ominously behind the wheel of a ’68 tan Volkswagon Beetle.
While Bundy brutally slaughtered over 30 women in the 70’s, Kloepfer claims to have had no idea about the crimes. Many question how a woman could spend so much time, so much intimacy, with the famed sociopath without suspecting anything of his murderous behaviors. This alternative perspective should do well to serve as an answer to those questions as well as be a very interesting look into the true story of Ted Bundy.
Efron proves he has the acting chops from his hysterical role in Neighbors to critical praise for his dramatic and serious role in Paperboy. All in all, Efron seems to have the right look and he certainly has the range!