Following it's much buzzed about premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Netflix has won a bidding war to acquire Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. According to Deadline, Netflix has picked up US rights and "some foreign" for $9 million, mentioning that Netflix is also planning a limited theatrical run to qualify for awards season.
Directed by Joe Berlinger, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile stars Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Jim Parsons, and John Malkovich:
Synopsis: "1969. Ted (Zac Efron) is crazy-handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. And cautious single mother Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins) ultimately cannot resist his charms. For her, Ted is a match made in heaven, and she soon falls head over heels in love with the dashing young man. A picture of domestic bliss, the happy couple seems to have it all figured out … until, out of nowhere, their perfect life is shattered. Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. Concern soon turns to paranoia—and, as evidence piles up, Liz is forced to consider that the man with whom she shares her life could actually be a psychopath.
This is the story of Ted Bundy, one of the most notorious serial killers of all time. Collins shines as Liz, while Zac Efron gives a performance that could redefine his career. Renowned filmmaker Joe Berlinger, best known for his true-crime documentaries, proves to be the perfect match to bring this Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile true story to the screen."
You can read Heather's review from Sundance here: