Jim Parsons is set to join the cast of Ted Bundy movie ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’, as the lead prosecutor who got the sentenced
Jim Parsons is set to join the cast of Ted Bundy movie ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’.
Four-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons will grace the big screen this year in Theodore Melfi’s “Hidden Figures,” about a trio of mathematicians (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae) working at NASA in the late 1960s. Parsons, best known for playing Dr. Sheldon Cooper on “the Big Bang Theory, plays another genius in the film — an engineer who resists working with Henson’s character.
Zac Efron will star as the himself, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jim will face off against him as he is set to star as Larry Simpson, the lead prosecutor in the 1979 Miami trial that convicted Bundy of his crimes.
Other previously announced cast members include Lily Collins, who is set to play Bundy’s girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, and Kaya Scodelario as his ex-wife Carole Ann Boone, with whom he had a lasting relationship with up until the trial which saw him sentenced.
You have four huge storylines; each woman gets a storyline and they as a group get a storyline. I can’t believe what a seamless, joyful ride it gets to be. And you reflect on everything that’s been covered and go, “Good God how did he do that?” It really reminds me of exactly why you go to the movies. It feels like a big screen event you want to share with an audience. When I saw it, I just loved it. And towards the last 10 minutes you could feel it building inside … I went to the bathroom and sobbed. I can’t really pinpoint why —it’s not sad.
John Malkovich will play Judge Edward Cowart who presided over the 1979 trial, and Angela Sarafyan and Grace Victoria Cox have also joined the movie.
The film – directed by ‘Paradise Lost: The Child of at Robin Hood Hills’ filmmaker Joe Berlinger – will tell the shocking true story of Bundy, who raped and numerous young women during a spree in the 1970s that shocked America and the world.
Bundy chose to represent himself at the trial, which was broadcast on national television, and appeared to develop something of a rapport with the judge.
The script has been written by Michael Werwie and is thought to explore the crimes of the through the eyes of Bundy’s girlfriend.
Filming has already begun on the production in Covington, Kentucky, and 30-year-old Zac has given fans a sneak peak of his role with two behind the scenes photos.As of the time of writing, no release date has been set for the movie.