The trailer introduces us to Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) and highlights the turmoil that his girlfriend, Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins), experienced after his arrest.
“For years, I’ve carried this guilt that I’m to blame for everything,” she says in the clip. “If only I hadn’t trusted you.”
The video goes on to show a montage of scenes featuring his murder spree, arrests, escape attempts (yep) and claims that he’s innocent.
Bundy became infamous thanks to his highly publicized murder trial. Although he got engaged while in jail, he was eventually executed in the electric chair in 1989.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is directed by Joe Berlinger (Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes). The film will be told from the perspective of Bundy’s ex-girlfriend, Liz.
The role might come as a surprise to some Efron fans, considering the actor is known for more upbeat projects like High School Musical, Seventeen Again and The Greatest Showman.
However, we don’t blame him for dabbling in the true-crime genre, since it’s all the rage at the moment with shows like Making a Murderer, The Keepers and Dirty John dominating ratings.
Gulp. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is expected to hit Netflix later this year.