Zac Efron's Controversial Ted Bundy Movie Is Coming To Netflix
And the movie didn't come cheap!
Ever since the trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile came out, the internet has been embroiled in a hodgepodge of outrage and anticipation over the Ted Bundy biopic, which stars Zac Efron. But when will we be able to see it? According to Hollywood Reporter, we'll soon be able to watch the Zac Efron Ted Bundy movie on Netflix.
Directed by Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost), the movie recounts American serial killer Ted Bundy's crimes from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (played by Lily Collins). Berlinger also directed The Ted Bundy Tapes, Netflix's docu-series on Ted Bundy's life and crimes. Netflix reportedly bought the international rights to the movie for a whopping US$9 million.
Not everyone is excited about Netflix's acquisition of the film, largely because of its alleged romanticizing of Ted Bundy.
Just a reminder that Ted Bundy drowned and then had sex with the dead body of a 12 year old girl
So maybe we could try make the capitalisation of 30+ women, a huge number of which were minors, harder than it has potential to be by not LITERALLY romanticizing him
— Taig Goth (@crying_probably) January 26, 2019
However, many have pointed out that the film simply reflects how Bundy was received in real life.
Y’all blowing tf out me with the Ted Bundy shit bruh.... the movie not romanticizing him, he was ROMANTICIZED in real life!!!!!! The movie just showing how he was able to use his “handsomeness” to evade being caught I honestly don’t see anything wrong and I’m going see the movie
— toi (@ttoiiii_) January 26, 2019
Y’all are a special fucking breed of stupid. The new Ted Bundy movie doesn’t romanticize him or what he did, but rather tells the story that he was “handsome” and seemed relatively normal and NOBODY depicted him as a fucking serial killer, which is what made him NOTORIOUS. pic.twitter.com/iq1B5b8MOJ
— TIA MARGARITA (@DaleLauraaa) January 27, 2019
Until we've seen the biopic, we can't definitively say if it does or does not romanticize Ted Bundy. However, we do note that the movie got rave reviews from critics when it premiered at the Sundance Festival.
There isn't a release date for the Zac Efron Ted Bundy movie on Netflix, but it's reported that the movie will run on Netflix in the fall, just in time for the awards-season considerations.
Watch the trailer below.
Are you looking forward to watching the Zac Efron Ted Bundy movie on Netflix?