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Although serial killer Ted Bundy is the focus of the upcoming thriller movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, the story will be told from the perspective of Bundy's girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Rules Don't Apply's Lily Collins. For years, Kloepfer was unaware that her boyfriend was one of the worst monsters ever to walk the Earth. Like most of the people Bundy crossed paths with, she thought he was a charismatic charmer, and the latest photo from Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile's shoot exemplifies this as we see Collins' Kloepfer and Zac Efron's Bundy enjoying a pleasant evening together.
Over the last couple weeks, Zac Efron has been sharing behind looks into the making of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile on his Instagram page, from our first picture of the Baywatch actor as Ted Bundy to Efron behind the wheel of a 1968 Volkswagen Beetle, the car Bundy used when kidnapping and killing his victims. Efron's latest picture shows him and Lilly Collins (who recently wrapped working on Tolkien) shooting a scene that looks like Bundy and Elizabeth Kloepfer on a date. Collins' Kloepfer is clearly having a good time and doesn't at all suspect that the man alongside her is a deranged murderer. However, she'll soon learn the truth and have to cope with his true nature. In real life, Kloepfer alerted the authorities several times when she started to suspect Bundy was behind the disappearances of numerous women, and her calls were one of the many developments that eventually led to Bundy's arrest in 1975, though he wouldn't be permanently imprisoned until 1978. Bundy was executed in 1989 for his crimes.
Announced at the Cannes Film Festival last year, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is being directed by documentarian Joe Berlinger, and Lilly Collins (whose other credits include Mirror Mirror, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Okja and The Last Tycoon) was added to the cast last October. The movie's other actors include John Malkovich, Angela Sarafyan, Jeffrey Donovan, Grace Victoria Cox, Kaya Scodelario, Haley Joel Osment, Dylan Baker and Terry Kinney.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile doesn't have an assigned release date yet, but I suspect it will be ready to go by 2019 or potentially even in the final months of 2018. Keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more news about the movie's progress, and you can find out what is scheduled to hit theaters this year by browsing through our 2018 premiere guide.