The Maze Runner actress Kaya Scodelario has joined the cast of the Joe Berlinger directed thriller, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile.
Scodelario joins Zac Efron, who will be tackling the role of Ted Bundy, the notorious serial killer. Lilly Collins will be playing Bundy’s longterm girlfriend Elizabeth. John Malkovich has also signed up to play Judge Edward Cowart, who presided over the serial killer’s 1979 trial, sentencing him to death.
Bundy’s trial was nationally televised and drew media attention as he eventually represented himself and developed a rapport with the Florida Judge. The film is told from the point of view of Elizabeth, who had no knowledge of the murders while they were together.
Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier. Shortly before his execution and after more than a decade of denials, he confessed to 30 homicides that he committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978. The true victim count will forever be unknown and could be much higher than the number to which Bundy confessed.
Previous Oscar nominated Berlinger will be directing a screenplay from Michael Werwie, who won the Nicholl Fellowship first prize and was featured on the Black List.
Ara Keshishian and Nicolas Chartier are producing for Voltage Pictures. Michael Costigan is producing for COTA Entertainment. Michael Simkin is producing for Efron’s Ninjas Runnin Wild Productions. Voltage is fully financing with Jonathan Deckter and Alchemy Entertainment’s Jason Barrett as EPs. Extremely Wicked is currently in production.