People have spotted actor Zac Efron and a film crew in Williamstown this week as they work on an upcoming biopic about serial killer Ted Bundy, according to social media and news reports.
The movie, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” will show the crimes of Bundy from the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, his longtime girlfriend, according to IMDB. Bundy is being portrayed by Efron, known for movies like “Neighbors” and “The Greatest Showman,” and Kloepfer is being played by actress Lily Collins.
In an interview with Buzzfeed in December, Efron told “The Greatest Showman” co-star Zendaya that he hoped playing the serial killer would be his most challenging role yet.
“Ted Bundy is going to be a challenge,” he said in the interview. “I think it’s going to be different and it’s going to be fun. I’m super stoked.”
On Facebook, Northern Kentucky University’s Grant County Center reported he was in the area filming, hinting that he might have stop by the center earlier in the week.
Courthouse officials also confirmed to LEX 18 that filming was taking place in town on Thursday.
Filming for the movie has also been reported in Cincinnati, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Bundy was executed in 1989 after he was convicted on multiple counts of murder stemming from a killing spree that was believed to have started in 1974 and and continued for several years. He confessed to killing more than 30 women, but some speculate the number of victims could have been even higher.
The movie will also feature stars Jim Parsons and John Malkovich, who will play Judge Edward Cowart.
A release date for the film has not yet been released.