Zac Efron’s New Ted Bundy Film Was Just Purchased By Netflix for $9 Million

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After Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, there’s been a flurry of buzz surrounding Zac Efron’s new movie, in which he stars as Ted Bundy, the infamous American serial killer who was convicted of kidnapping and murdering 30 innocent women between 1974 and 1978.

The film, which received favorable reviews from viewers when it premiered at the festival, made enough of an impression that Netflix offered to purchase it for a very large amount of money. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix acquired the film for a whopping $9 million. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will join the canon of The Ted Bundy Tapes, Netflix’s docuseries that provides a chronological look at Bundy’s life and a timeline of his crimes. The docuseries is directed by Joe Berlinger, who also directed its movie counterpart.

Though the film has been officially acquired by the internet streaming giant, there is no set release date. Extremely Wicked is anticipated to arrive next fall so it can be a frontrunner for awards-season considerations for Efron and his co-star, Lily Collins. In the meantime, curious viewers can learn everything there is to know about the notorious murderer by watching the The Ted Bundy Tapes. Watch the trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile below.


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