With director Joe Berlinger’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile getting ready to world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Voltage Pictures has released the first trailer for the thriller featuring Zac Efron as the serial killer Ted Bundy. Written by Michael Werwie, the film approaches Bundy’s story from the point of view of his longtime live-in girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins, during the years that he hid his crimes from her. John Malcovich stars as Judge Edward Cowart, who presided over the serial killer’s 1979 trial and Jim Parson plays Larry Simpson, the lead prosecutor in Bundy’s trial and the man who eventually put the grotesque serial killer behind bars. In addition, Kaya Scodelario looks like she’s disappeared in her role of Bundy’s mysterious ex-wife Carol Anne Boone.The film also stars Haley Joel Osment.
Unlike some trailers that reveal the entire story and make you wonder if you even need to see the movie, the Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile trailer is more like a tease for the film showcasing the great cast. While I’m not crazy about the font they used, the trailer made me even more excited to see the film in Park City. So mission accomplished.
Check out the trailer below and further down the page I the Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile synopsis. Let me know what you think in the comment section. Look for our review in the coming days from Sundance.
Here’s the official synopsis:
1969. Ted (Zac Efron) is crazy-handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. And cautious single mother Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins) ultimately cannot resist his charms. For her, Ted is a match made in heaven, and she soon falls head over heels in love with the dashing young man. A picture of domestic bliss, the happy couple seems to have it all figured out … until, out of nowhere, their perfect life is shattered. Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. Concern soon turns to paranoia—and, as evidence piles up, Liz is forced to consider that the man with whom she shares her life could actually be a psychopath.