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Zac Efron fans hope to get glimpse of star on Northern Kentucky movie set

Alas, Thursday's shooting done indoors
Posted at 12:03 AM, Jan 19, 2018

FORT THOMAS, Ky. -  A small, dead-end, residential street was transformed into a Hollywood movie set Thursday, and it drew a crowd of movie fans and stargazers.

A new Ted Bundy biopic starring Zac Efron as the 1970s serial killer kicked off filming in Fort Thomas, and the locals were abuzz.

"I've lived in Ft. Thomas my entire life, so when I heard they were making a movie here I was really excited," said Chay Rust, a Northern Kentucky University film student.

Others came to try to catch a glimpse of Efron in the early making of "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile."

“We came here really quick because we wanted to see him," said Jessica Goodridge.

WCPO also staked out the movie set in hopes of seeing Efron, but most of the action seemed to be taking place inside a home. Yet that didn't dampen any of the fan excitement.

"No one famous really comes here, so to know someone like Zac Efron on that caliber in Hollywood is like 100 feet from us is insane," said Emilie Guerin.

Rust said he came to appreciate the art of it all and to witness movie-making behind the scenes.

 "I saw all the equipment they were using being shipped down there,” Rust said.  “I didn't know there would be that many trucks here."

Several large production trucks lined the tiny streets.You could even spot some of the old-school cars being used in the movie – including a replica of Bundy's iconic white Volkswagen Beetle.

 "I'm just hoping to see some of my hometown in the movie,” Rust said.

The movie also stars Lily Collins as Bundy's longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer.

RELATED: First photo shows Efron as Bundy.