Streaming giant Netflix has reportedly paid $9 million to score the rights to “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” the biopic of serial killer Ted Bundy starring Zac Efron in the role.
The film, which premiered last week at Sundance, was the subject of a bidding war that involved other studios including STX and Lionsgate. Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Jim Parsons, John Malkovich and Haley Joel Osment co-star.
The streamer is expected to release the film in the Fall to compete in the awards race. The film’s director Joe Berlinger also helmed the Bundy documentary “Conversations with a Killer” which recently began streaming on Netflix and has reportedly been a hit.