Lily Collins has signed on to join the latest Ted Bundy biopic, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. She joins Zac Efron, who has long been attached to play Bundy in Joe Berlinger‘s anticipated rendition of the serial killer’s life.
Collins has been cast in the part of Ted Bundy’s girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, from whose perspective the film takes place, so the news has been a long time coming. Kloepfer was with Bundy at the time of his spree, and despite denying his accusations for years, ultimately turned him in to the police.
The role is certainly a strong one, and could possibly see an Oscar nomination for Collins, who last year enjoyed a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Rules Don’t Apply. Efron could equally be commended for his part if delivered well, a part far removed from the frat-boy persona he’s developed.
Lily Collins garnered much attention for her roles in Netflix’s Okja and To The Bone, an anorexic dramedy that saw Collins conquer demons from her own past. She’s currently in production on Dome Kurkoski‘s Tolkien, starring as Edith Bratt, future wife and muse of the Lord of the Rings author.