Cowart presided over the trial and sentenced Bundy to death. The trial was nationally televised, and drew media attention as Bundy eventually represented himself and developed a rapport with the judge.
Malkovich is an awesome actor and this will be another solid role for him. The story for the film will be told from the point of view of Kloepfer, who had no knowledge of the murders while she was in a relationship with Bundy. The killer was executed in 1989. Shortly before he was put to death,
Warner Bros. and DC Films, in particular, may be in a state of flux following Justice League, but McKay is clearly still chipping away at his big-screen adaptation of Dick Grayson, the heroic sidekick who’s been a cornerstone of DC Comics since as far back as 1963.
It’s still early days, what with no firm release date and/or casting news to report; nevertheless, that has in no way quelled the onslaught of rumors. Indeed, the latest report is alleging that Warner’s shortlist has been whittled down to two: Matt Bomer and Sean Pignatelli.
File this firmly in the rumor cabinet for now, as last we reported, Chris McKay hinted that he’ll be ready to share firm details in February. In the meantime, grab those tinfoil hats and let’s indulge in a little speculation.
Malkovich is set to play Judge Edward Cowart, the man who presided over the 1979 trial of serial killer Ted Bundy. Efron is playing Bundy in the Joe Berlinger-directed true-crime thriller which will follow the story of Bundy’s infamous trial from the perspective of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, who will be portrayed by Lily Collins.
This latest casting news comes ahead of the scheduled production start date of January 18th. Berlinger is directing a screenplay by Michael Werwie, which has generated a great deal of buzz after being included on the Black List.
No release date is set yet for the film, but be sure to watch this space for any further updates as the film kicks off its production.
The Con Air actor is set to play Judge Edward Cowert, who presided over Bundy’s trial in 1979 and sentenced him to death. Prior to his execution in 1989, Bundy confessed to the murder of 30 people in seven different states.
Variety revealed Malkovich has been cast in the movie, adding another top-flight name to the roster of talent.
The story of Bundy will be told from the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins. Kloepfer was Bundy’s long-time girlfriend, but had no knowledge of her boyfriend’s dark side.
Joe Berlinger (Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2) is directing the film from a Black List screenplay by Michael Werwie, with shooting set to begin next week.
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Cowart presided over the trial and sentenced Bundy to death. The trial was nationally televised, and drew media attention as Bundy eventually represented himself and developed a rapport with the judge. Zac Efron is starring in the role of Bundy opposite Lily Collins, who will be playing his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer.
The story is told from the point of view of Kloepfer, who had no knowledge of the murders while she was with Bundy. Production is set to begin on Jan. 18 with Joe Berlinger directing from a screenplay by Michael Werwie. The script won the Nicholl Fellowship prize and was named to the Black List.
Bundy was executed in 1989. Shortly before his execution, he confessed to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978.
Ara Keshishian and Nicolas Chartier are producing
John Malkovich has joined Zac Efron on the cast of Voltage’s Ted Bundy thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile ahead of a January 18 production start.
Joe Berlinger will direct the true-crime thriller from a screenplay by Michael Werwie that won the Nicholl Fellowship first prize and was featured on the Black List.
Ara Keshishian and Voltage chief Nicolas Chartier are producing for the company, alongside Michael Costigan for Cota Entertainment, and Michael Simkin for Efron’s Ninjas Runnin Wild Productions. Voltage introduced the project in Cannes last summer and fully finances, with Jonathan Deckter and Ninjas Runnin Wild’s Jason Barrett on board as executive producers.
Malkovich will play Judge Edward Cowart, the Florida judge who presided over the 1979 trial of serial killer Ted Bundy. The televised trial was a media sensation and ultimately led to Bundy’s death, but not before
Efron will play Bundy with Collins co-starring as Elizabeth Kloepfer, the serial killer's longtime girlfriend. Joe Berlinger, best known for his Oscar-nominated true crime documentary Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory from 2012, will direct from an original, Black List-ed screenplay by Michael Werwie.
Werwie's script tells Bundy's story from the perspective of his girlfriend, who allegedly
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