Serial killer Ted Bundy is pictured here at the Leon County Jail in Tallahasse, Fla. in 1978 after his arrrest in the murders of Florida State University coeds Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman. Actor Zac Efron is preparing to star in a new movie about the mass murderer.
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Zac Efron to channel serial killer Ted Bundy in new ‘Extremely Wicked’ movie

Actor Zac Efron has signed on to play Ted Bundy in a new independent movie on the life of the notorious 1970s serial killer, according to Variety.

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The 29-year-old Efron is set to star in the film called “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.”

Producer Nicholas Chartier told Variety he’s been wanting to work with Efron for some time.

Actor Zac Efron is pictured here backstage at the 86th Annual Academy Awards on March 2, 2014.  Efron is starring in a new movie about serial killer Ted Bundy. Filming on ‘Extremely Wicked, Shocking and Vile’ is expected to get underway in October.
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“From his dramatic turn in ‘Paperboy’ to his hilarious performance in ‘Neighbors,’ he continues to impress audiences and critics alike with his extraordinary versatility and range. We couldn’t be more excited to see him in this amazing role,” Chartier said.

No one knows exactly how many women the handsome and charismatic Bundy actually killed. Although he reportedly admitted to as many as 36 murders in seven states before he was put to death in Florida’s electric chair in 1989, ­­­­the exact number is unknown. 

The body of Theodore "Ted" Bundy is pictured here in Gainesville, Fla. after his death in the electric chair on January 24, 1989. Bundy’s remains were being taken to the Alachua County Medical Examiner's office. 
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Filming on the new movie is scheduled to begin in October.

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