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Conversions With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. Videos from NetFlix Originals

Zac Efron as Ted Bundy

Zac Efron as Ted Bundy

Zac Efron in Ted Bundy, the idea makes sense and will be one of the big arguments of Joe Berlinger's film "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile," about the life of one of the most famous killers in the US . A first trailer gives us a glimpse of what lies ahead.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile , it is with these terms that the American judge who ordered the death sentence of Ted Bundy expressed himself to describe the acts of which he was convicted. His words are repeated to give a title to the film by Joe Berlinger. We already know that it will be quite funny when asking the movie ticket to the lady of the counter.

The director knows the Bundy file on his fingertips, he is behind the very recent document-series Ted Bundy: self-portrait of a killer available on Netflix. The trajectory of this serial-killer is fascinating. Handsome, polite and always helpful, he was destined to study law before becoming a brilliant lawyer. He decided otherwise by killing more than thirty women in several corners of the USA. After the documentary, Berlinger wants to explore the Bundy myth otherwise with a cinematic biopic.

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Knowing his work, he will necessarily be very much in the middle of a precise reconstruction of the events, but we expect him to exploit the material to transcend it by his staging. The first trailer now available does not reassure us fully on this point, taking the broad outlines of his life while contenting himself to restore the showman side of the boy through a dynamic rhythm. We can see in some shots during the trial that he likes to stage. What is feared is that this criminal biopic only highlights what we already know with great support stylistic effects, without bringing anything. An unfortunate finding, if it was confirmed, knowing how the life of Ted Bundy has already been told dozens of times.

The real curiosity remains the presence of Zac Efron in the lead role. A very good choice, Bundy being a handsome man. The former star of High School Musical has since done something else but is really against-use killer capable of committing the most sordid acts. He will be accompanied by  Lily Collins ,  John Malkovich , Haley Joel Osment ,  Kaya Scodelario ,  Angela Sarafyan  and  Jim Parsons . No release date has been announced yet.

Conversions With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. Videos from NetFlix Originals

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