After a bidding war with STX and Lionsgate during the end of Sundance Film Festival, the deal reportedly came in at $9 million, and will include US rights and some global territories.
Netflix is closing in on a deal for US and some worldwide rights to the Zac Efron-as-serial-killer-Ted Bundy drama Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
The film reportedly sparked a bidding war at Sundance, which also involved STX and Lionsgate. Berlinger, who also directed Netflix's documentary series "Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes", defended the movie in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune.
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Netflix is said to be giving the film its theatrical run in the autumn.
The film chronicles the crimes of Ted Bundy (Zac Efron), from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins), who refused to believe the truth about him for years. Ted Bundy is a popular subject, and the movie has already generated significant buzz. Stay tuned! In the meantime, you can familiarize yourself with the backstory by watching The Bundy Tapes, a true-crime series that serves as an overview of the prolific serial killer's life; it's now streaming on Netflix. You can check out the first full trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile in the embed above.
'If you actually watch the movie, the last thing we're doing is glorifying him.
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