Lily Collins has been cast in the role of Ted Bundy’s girlfriend in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Zac Efron will play the notorious serial killer in the film that will be directed by “Paradise Lost” helmer Joe Berlinger.
The film will be told from the perspective of Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth, who went years denying the accusations against Bundy, but ultimately turned him into the police.
Collins most recently starred in the dramas “To the Bone” and “Okja.” She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in “Rules Don’t Apply.” She will next star as Edith Bratt in Dome Kurkoski’s “Tolkien” and in “Halo of Stars.
Voltage Pictures and COTA Entertainment are producing the project, alongside Michael Simkin and Jason Barrett of Efron’s Ninjas Runnin Wild. Ara Keshishian, Nicolas Chartier, and Michael Costigan will be producing via Voltage and COTA.
Voltage is fully financing with Jonathan Deckter executive producing.
Production will begin in January.
Collins is represented by LBI Entertainment, CAA and Definition Entertainment.