Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy Movie Is Coming to Netflix May 3 – Here’s Why It’s So Controversial

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Zac Efron fans are in luck — Ted Bundy biopic ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ is arriving on Netflix very soon.

Here’s why everyone is discussing the upcoming movie premiere and other things to need to know, according to Nexter.org.

Release date

A new teaser has been released, which reveals the full film will be available on the streaming service from May 3. It will also receive a limited release in theatres on the same date.

The film became one of the most hotly-anticipated Netflix films of the year after the trailer arrived back in January.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, with Efron receiving some of the best reviews of his career.

What is the movie about?

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Extremely Wicked… tells the story of one of the most notorious serial killers in US history. Efron plays Bundy, known for committing monstrous acts of murder, rape and kidnapping with dozens of young female victims, including two 12-year-olds. He was also a necrophile. He was executed in 1989 after receiving three death sentences.

The film follows Bundy’s life from the perspective of long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer. Kloepfer later used the pseudonym Liz Kendall to publish her memoirs, which is the name used in the film. The focus is pulled away from Bundy’s heinous acts of violence, focusing instead on his homelife with Kloepfer.

The film featuring no vivid depictions of the crimes committed in the movie’s early stages.

Cast

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British actress Lily Collins plays Kendall, Bundy’s partner of seven years, who lived with him and her daughter from a previous relationship. The film is told from her perspective.

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons plays prosecutor Larry Simpson, while John Malkovich appears as judge Edward Cowart, who was notable for being sympathetic to Bundy in court during sentencing.

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Movie’s controversy 

Zac Efron’s new Ted Bundy biopic, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, is fast-becoming one of the most talked about of the year.

Some critics have accused the film of humanizing or even glorifying Bundy’s acts.

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The trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile has also kicked up a storm on social media, with users questioning the film’s moral ethics. One of the most high-profile comments came from Fifth Harmony singer Lauren Jauregui, who tweeted: “The romanticization of a serial killer is exactly why these sick f**** continue to do things like this to women. Notoriety. This is appalling.”

While others claim that the story is told fromTed’s girlfriend point of view which paints the picture of how charming and unsuspected he was. That should teach women to be more cautious about men as this could happen to anyone.


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Zac Efron fans are in luck — Ted Bundy biopic 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' is arriving on Netflix very soon. Here's why everyone is discussing the upcoming movie premiere and other things to need to know, according to Nexter.org.
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