Remember the video above? That was Zac Efron’s life back in 2007. He was the star of the High School Musical franchise, and he was forced to do ridiculous musical numbers like ‘Bet On It,‘ and to his credit he gave them everything he had.
Fast forward 10 years, and Efron has managed to remove the Disney image from his name. He co-starred in Neighbors with Seth Rogen, came back for more in Neighbors 2, got a fun role in Baywatch, and now he might have landed his most important role yet.
The 29-year-old actor will star as Ted Bundy in the upcoming drama/thriller film, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. The story will be told from the perspective of Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer.
She didn’t believe the allegations against Bundy when she first heard about them, but then she eventually reported him to the police. For those who don’t remember, Bundy was executed in Florida in 1989 after confessing to the sexual assault and murder of more than 30 women.
Producer Nicolas Chartier claims Efron is the “perfect” actor to take on the role…
“He can play both the depth and the charm that this guy had in equal measures, and which allowed him to manipulate these women in such a terrifying way.”
It’s going to be super exciting to see Efron challenge himself with a serious role. He hasn’t really had the opportunity yet.
Here’s to hoping he nails it.