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SPOTLIGHT NARRATIVE

EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE

Directed by Joe Berlinger
FEATURE NARRATIVE 110 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE
Featuring one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile charts the double life of Ted Bundy (Zac Efron). Told from the perspective of Bundy’s long-term girlfriend Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins), the film explores how a smooth-talking, handsome murderer was able to charm so many while leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. As Bundy is charged with increasingly grotesque crimes and plays a game of cat and mouse with authorities across several state lines, Kloepfer is left alone to consider the truth about the love of her life.

The violence remains mostly off screen in Joe Berlinger’s finely paced film. With a script based on Kloepfer’s real life memoir The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy, the camera focuses on the domestic bliss of Liz and Ted before things unravel. Collins breathes a steely strength into her nuanced portrayal of a single-mother living with a monster, while Efron’s performance is masterful, exploring the full range of Bundy’s charm and malice. With a scene-stealing cameo from John Malkovich, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile is full of surprises, gripping the viewer until the final frame.

—Jessie Fairbanks
Drama, Biography
About the Director(s)
Joe Berlinger is an Emmy Award®-winning and Academy Award®–nominated filmmaker and producer. A pioneer in the genre of true crime documentaries, Berlinger's work seeks to create lasting change through stories of crime, the potential fallibility of the legal system, and the plight of the wrongfully convicted. Seven of Berlinger’s films, including Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, and Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster, have premiered at Sundance.
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Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight Narrative
  • Year:
    2019
  • Length:
    110 minutes
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    New York
Cast & Credits
  • Executive Producer:
    Zac Efron, Michael Werwie, Jonathan Deckter
  • Cast:
    Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario, Jeffrey Donovan, Angela Sarafyan, Dylan Baker, Brian Geraghty, with Jim Parsons and John Malkovich
  • Producer:
    Michael Costigan, Nicolas Chartier, Ara Keshishian, Michael Simkin, Joe Berlinger
  • Director:
    Joe Berlinger
  • Screenwriter:
    Michael Werwie
  • Based on the Book:
    The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy by Elizabeth Kendall
  • Editor:
    Josh Schaeffer
  • Cinematographer:
    Brandon Trost

Contacts
  • US Sales Contact
    Sadie McGuire
    Netflix
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Phone: 815 592 8715
    sadiem@netflix.com
  • Print Source
    Kevin Harman
    Netflix
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Phone: 815 592 8715
    kharman@netflix.com
  • Press Contact
    Susannah Steinberg
    Netflix
    Los Angeles, 90028
    Phone: 310 237 8776
    ssteinberg@netflix.com