John Malkovich has joined the cast of the thriller “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” about serial killer Ted Bundy. Malkovich will play Judge Edward Cowert, the judge presiding in the 1979 murder trial whom sentenced Bundy to death.
Zac Efron is starring in the role of Bundy opposite Lily Collins, who will be playing his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer. The story is told from the point of view of Kloepfer, who had no knowledge of the murders while she was with Bundy.
Filming begins January 18th with Joe Berlinger directing from a screenplay by Michael Werwie. Said script won the Nicholl Fellowship first prize and was named to the Black List. Michael Costigan, Michael Simkin, Ara Keshishian and Nicolas Chartier are producing.