It’s finally here! Zac Efron‘s new movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile promises to be intense — so intense that the actor almost lost himself in the role. But where can true crime fans check it out? Get all the details below.
Is Extremely Wicked on Netflix? When does it come out?
The Ted Bundy flick starts playing on Netflix on May 3, meaning you can watch it from the comfort of your own home as soon as it drops. The streaming service reportedly acquired the film for a whopping $9 million. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you probably already know that the service also hosted the docuseries Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, which dropped in January.
Will Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile be in theaters?
The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, but you may also be able to check it out at a theater near you. Though it’s a Netflix flick, it will be shown in select theaters across the United States. You can check out to see if there are any showtimes in your area on the movie’s IMDb page. The Hollywood Reporter, who first broke the news of the Netflix deal, initially reported that a theatrical run was planned for the fall, but it looks like some theaters will be showing the movie as early as it’s online streaming date, May 3.
Other than Zac Efron, who else is in the Ted Bundy flick?
Though Zac plays the infamous serial killer, the rest of the cast is rounded out by actresses like Lily Collins and Westworld‘s Angela Sarafyan. While prepping for her part as Bundy’s girlfriend, Liz Kendall, Lily met with the real woman herself. But she also had some other meetings — with the ghosts of the murderer’s victims. In an interview with The Guardian, the star claimed that she was haunted by the spirits of women Bundy killed who wanted to “thank” her for telling their story. “I felt like [they] were saying, ‘We’re here listening. We’re here to support,'” the actress shared.
What do the families of Ted Bundy’s victims think?
Though Lily claimed the victims themselves thanked her, not all of their relatives are too excited about the movie. According to Radar Online, the mother of one victim is worried the movie will “glorify” the murderer and even inspire copycats. “My fear is that there have been and maybe will be copycat personalities,” said Susan Rancourt’s mother, Vivian Winters. “I have heard little snippets that the movie is glorifying him and I hope that isn’t so. … I don’t think that was the intent and I have not seen the movie. It’s the girls, the victims, who I want to glorify.” She continued, “[The women] did not invite him into their lives. … The worst thing most of them did was to try and do a good thing – they offered him help. And it turned out to be the worst mistake they made in their lives.”
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