Zac Efron just gave a teaser of his new character, ‘Ted’, on Instagram! Zac is playing the role of the notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy, for his upcoming movie!
He posted a black and white Mugshot picture with the caption, “Meet Ted. #behindthescenes”
The High School Musical’s Troy is going to star in the biopic, ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ as a serial killer!
From the looks of the picture, Efron and the Extremely Wicked crew tried to recreate the mug shot from Ted’s arrest in Salt Lake City, in 1975.
In the photo, Zac is dressed as the 90’s styled heroes, wearing high-waisted pants with a casual T-shirt. His hair is styled in a side puff.
Who knew a serial killer could look this dapper!?
The movie will tell the story from Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer’s perspective. Lily Collins will play the role. Lily also shared a picture with a caption similar to Zac’s; “Meet Liz...”
Ted – Theodore Robert Bundy – was an American serial killer, rapist, and necrophile. The ‘charming heartthrob’, according to Bundy’s lawyer, was charged with 30 homicides. He was executed in an electric chair at Florida State Prison on January 24, 1989.
The former Disney star also talked about the movie in an interview with Buzzfeed, with his co-star of The Greatest Showman, Zendaya.
The interviewer asked about the most challenging role Zac has ever played, to which he answered, “Ted Bundy is going to be a challenge. I think it’s going to be different and it’s going to be fun. The challenging roles, I think… I love comedy, but I usually just work off the other actor.”
As for Ted Bundy himself, there is a lot known about the serial killer through court cases as well as through anecdotes from people who came in contact with him. Debbie Harry, a woman who once almost became a victim of Ted, talked about the incident in an interview with The Sun.
She recalled that she accepted a lift from Ted Bundy in the 1970’s. However, as soon as she sat in the car, she felt something was wrong since there were no door handles on the inside.
“The hairs on the back of my neck just stood up. I pulled the door handle from the outside,” she said.
“He tried to stop me by spinning the car, but it helped me fling myself out. Afterwards, I saw him on the news. Ted Bundy.”
Ted Bundy was indeed a strange and vicious man, though often described as charming. We can’t wait to see Zac hit the screens and play the paradoxical character!
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