The 29-year old actor and singer, Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron, has mostly played comedic roles in the past, but fans may soon be seeing him in an entirely different light thanks to a new project. According to a report from The Hollywood Report, Efron has apparently now signed a new contract to star in a brand new film, called "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile," that will be telling the story of one of America's most renowned serial killers, Ted Bundy.

Dipping into dark waters

As previously mentioned, Efron has mostly been connected to comedic roles in the past. His latest film "Baywatch," which is set to hit theaters next week, will have him play a former Olympian alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Film producer Nicolas Chartier recently spoke to Deadline and explained why they wanted Efron to play as Ted Bundy in "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile." According to Chartier, Efron was the "perfect" actor for the role given his charm and depth. The real-life Serial Killer used his charm and handsome features to lure in his victims, which Efron could easily mimic on film.

Bundy was renowned for using his charisma and looks to lure his victims and gain their trust. The serial killer and self-confessed necrophile confessed to at least 30 homicides across seven states. Bundy also confessed to performing sexual acts on the decomposing bodies of his victims, while also keeping body parts in his apartment as mementos. The true number of victims that died by his hands is still unknown.

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A different perspective

The upcoming film will reportedly be told through the eyes of Bundy's longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer. The actress who will be playing the part has yet to be announced, but she will likely be playing a traumatized victim in the film, much like her real-life counterpart. Bundy's girlfriend was actually the one that turned him over to the police, but not before denying previous accusations against Bundy. Kloepfer reportedly had her suspicions about her partner but continued to date him despite her growing concern.

Possible plot

The upcoming film, which will be directed by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger, will likely be chronicling Bundy's exploits up until his death in 1989. Given the announcement that it would be told through the eyes of Kloepfer, the film may also be focusing on the effects of the gruesome revelations to those close to him.

Bundy managed to escape prison twice and continued his assaults as he tried to evade being captured. Bundy was eventually caught and received three death sentences. He was executed in 1989.