If we were to compare the kids of film Zac Efron does, we'll notice that they're all very similar and Efron is, to some level, being objectified in them.
In Neighbours, opposite Seth Rogen, he plays the hunky, frat boy who is asked to be shirtless on several occasions and we see something similar in the newly released Baywatch, also starring Dwayne Johson and Priyanka Chopra.Thankfully, Efron has been chosen a more substantial role where he'll be playing Ted Bundy, one of the most heinous serial killers in the world.
The film, titled Extremely Wicked, shocking Evil and Vile will be told from the perspective of Bundy's girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer.The film will be directed by Joe Berlinger, while Michael Werwie will be writing the script, According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film is "told thorugh the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, Bundy's longtime girlfriend who went years denying the accusations against Bundy, but ultimately turned him in to the police. Only nearing his execution, when Bundy began talking about his execution, when Bundy began talking about his extensive and heinous murders, did Kloepfer, and the rest of the world, learn the true scope of his numerous and grizzly murders."
Nicolas Chartier, one of the film's producers spoke to Deadline regarding why Efron had been selected for the role. "He can play both the depth and the charm that this guy had in equal measures, and which allowed him to manipulate these women in such a terrifying way."
"We think in the vein of Nightcrawler or even The Junx, we are making a psychological thriller that will resonate deeply with audiences, " he continued.