Variety reports that Lily Collins is set to star opposite Zac Efron in Extremrely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
Collins will be playing the former girlfriend of serial killer Ted Bundy (Efron). Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is told from the point of view of Elizabeth Kloepfer during the years that Bundy hid his murder spree from his live-in lover, played by Collins.
Collins has recently appeared in To The Bone and Okja, and was even nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy for her role in Rules Don’t Apply. She will also star as Edith Bratt in Tolkien, which stars Nicholas Hoult as J.R.R. Tolkien.
Extremly Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (needs new title) will be directed by Joe Berlinger, based on an original screenplay by Michael Werwie, which won both the Nicholl Fellowship first prize and was featured on The Black List; both great honors for a spec script that often leads to them actually getting produced.
Berlinger had this to say to Variety about Collins joining the cast of his film:
“Lily has very quickly distinguished herself as a major talent in a number of diverse roles in recent years. I am really excited about taking Zac and this hugely talented actress to some dark but very human places they may not yet have explored.”
There is no release date yet, but Extremly Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is set to being production on January 10, 2018.
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