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Ted Bundy biopic starring Zac Efron and Lily Collins filming in Cincinnati

Posted at 3:01 PM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-03 10:11:22-05

CINCINNATI -- Do you have identical 2-year-old twins?

If so, they could appear in "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile," a psychological thriller starring Zac Efron as serial killer Ted Bundy. The D. Lynn Meyers Casting company posted on Facebook a call scouting for the toddlers to participate in a Cincinnati movie shoot on Jan. 18-20.

Lily Collins will play Elizabeth Kloepfer, Bundy's longtime girlfriend who spent years denying the accusation of his killings before turning him into police, according to Variety.com. Bundy was connected to more than 30 homicides before being executed by electrocution in Florida on Jan. 24, 1989.

Ted Bundy 31 years old, in custody, Florida, July 1978, 10 years before his state execution in 1989.

Efron may be best known for his roles in 2006's "High School Musical" and the 2014 comedy "Neighbors." Collins appeared in "The Blind Side" and most recently in the Amazon Prime series "The Last Tycoon."

An entry in the Internet Movie Database states the movie's story will be told from Kloepfer's perspective. Joe Berlinger will direct the movie based on the screenplay by Michael Werwie.

Entertainment website Comingsoon.net reported production on the movie will begin Jan. 10. The D. Lynn Meyers Casting Facebook post suggested people check back for more calls for extras.

In other local movie news, Cincinnati-filmed "The Public" will debut at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Jan. 31.

The movie, written and directed by Emilio Estevez, wrapped up filming at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County last February.  "The Public" stars Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Taylor Shilling, Alec Baldwin, Gabrielle Union, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jeffrey Wright.