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Zac Efron shares first look as Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

The last few years have seen Zac Efron trying to distance himself as the good Disney image from High School Musical with roles geared towards an older audience like Bad Neighbours, Dirty Grandpa and Baywatch. Now we’ll see a very different side of him as the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Efron has shared the first look of him as Bundy via his Twitter page as production on the film begins today. Check the image out below…

Meet Ted. #BehindTheScenes pic.twitter.com/42IREG2kX6

— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) January 17, 2018

Extremely Wicked is being directed by Joe Berlinger (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) from Michael Werwie’s Nicholl Fellowship-winning script. It will tell its story from the perspective of Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, during the period that Bundy hid his murder spree from his live-in lover. Following his arrest, Bundy
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Regina King & Rashida Jones Among Women Directors Spotlighted in Alice Initiative List

Regina King: “Jimmy Kimmel Live”/YouTube

At a time when Hollywood’s conditions feel particularly grim, it’s important to recognize the movements and resources continuously committed to industrial change and an equality-driven future. The Alice Initiative is among those that have been doing just that.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, The Alice Initiative, which first began in 2016, consists of a group of anonymous female film executives devoted to annually spotlighting 20 talented female directors who have yet to direct a studio feature film. It is named after 20th century French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blanche, who is considered the first female director.

The annual survey is conducted via emailed responses from over 50 executives and producers. It highlights women who have directed a (non-studio) feature alongside those who have worked in TV and/or short films.

Among others, this year’s list includes Rashida Jones (“Hot Girls Wanted”), Regina King (“Shameless”), and Reed Morano,
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John Malkovich joins Voltage’s 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile'

John Malkovich joins Voltage’s 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile'
Voltage fully finances; introduced thriller to Cannes buyers last summer.

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
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BBC casts David Oyelowo, Dominic West and Lily Collins in Les Miserables adaptation

Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is one of the most well known and adapted stories, being turned into a hit play and numerous adaptations on the big and small screen, the most recent of which was the 2012 feature film starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway. Now it is getting another adaptation on the BBC as a six-part miniseries.

Les Misérables follows Jean Valjean, a convicted felon who was sent to jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his family. Upon his release Valjean takes on a new name to hide his past crimes, but is ruthlessly hunted by Inspector Javert. After meeting a young woman named Fantine who lives in destitute, being forced to send her daughter Cossette away, Valjean’s life is forever changed as he looks to take care of Cosette while France is still reeling from the ramifications of the French Revolution.

The BBC has already
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BBC announce 'Les Miserables' series with Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins

Andrew Davies (War And Peace) will adapt the six-part series.

BBC One has announced a new small-screen adaptation of Les Miserables.

Dominic West (The Affair) stars as Jean Valjean, and David Oyelowo (Selma) will play his nemesis Javert. Lily Collins (To The Bone) will play Fantine, while newcomer Erin Kellyman will play Eponine. Olivia Colman, Adeel Akhtar and Ellie Bamber will also feature.

Bafta-nominated writer Andrew Davies (Pride And Prejudice, War And Peace), will adapt the six-part series from Victor Hugo’s classic novel.

The series will be directed by Tom Shankland (Ripper Street, House Of Cards). It is a co-production between Lookout Point and BBC Studios for BBC One and PBS Masterpiece.

An epic journey awaits! Glad to be taking it with @lilyjcollins, Dominic West and a phenomenal cast. #lesmiserables #bbc

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West called Valjean “one of the great characters in world literature”, and said he
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Lady Bird's Beanie Feldstein Wants People to Stop Complimenting Her Weight Loss

Lady Bird's Beanie Feldstein Wants People to Stop Complimenting Her Weight Loss
Actress Beanie Feldstein wants people to know that commenting on someone’s body — even if it may seem like a compliment — can be harmful.

The Lady Bird star, 24, recently lost weight and found herself on the receiving end of remarks about her slimmer shape. But while the comments were well-intentioned, they started to diminish the body confidence she’d worked hard to develop after spending much of her life frustrated with her weight.

“My family, doctors, and society at large were constantly telling me that I was too heavy, that I needed to exercise more, that I should be smaller,
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Craig Roberts cast in Tolkien biopic

Variety is reporting that Submarine and Red Oaks star Craig Roberts has become the latest addition to the cast of Tolkien, the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic starring Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse) as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author.

Roberts is set to play Sam, a soldier who serves with Tolkien during The Great War. He joins a cast that also includes Lily Collins (To the Bone), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk), while Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland) directs.

Tolkien will explore the legendary author’s formative years at school as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of outcasts prior to the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear their ‘fellowship’ apart.

Roberts is currently starring in the third and final season of Amazon’s Red Oaks, and will next be seen in the historical drama The Current War.
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‘Mad Men’ Producer Marti Noxon Describes Matthew Weiner as an ‘Emotional Terrorist,’ Says She Believes His Accuser

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‘Mad Men’ Producer Marti Noxon Describes Matthew Weiner as an ‘Emotional Terrorist,’ Says She Believes His Accuser
Marti Noxon, a former consulting producer on “Mad Men” and the director of Netflix’s “To the Bone,” today lent credence to the sexual-harassment claim leveled against Matthew Weiner by Kater Gordon. Noxon both praised and criticized the “Mad Men” creator in a series of tweets, referring to him as “devilishly clever and witty” as well as “an ’emotional terrorist’ who will badger, seduce and even tantrum in an attempt to get his needs met.”

She saved one of her most important points for last: “I believe Kater Gordon.”

Read More:‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner Accused of Sexual Harassment by Writer Kater Gordon

Gordon, who previously served as Weiner’s assistant before becoming a writer on the acclaimed AMC drama, won an Emmy for the episode “Meditations in an Emergency.” She alleges that, as she and Weiner were working together one night, he told her she owed it to
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Silicon Valley's Amanda Crew on Her Eating Disorder: 'I Thought Being Skinny Was My Value'

Silicon Valley's Amanda Crew on Her Eating Disorder: 'I Thought Being Skinny Was My Value'
Growing up, Silicon Valley‘s Amanda Crew was constantly praised for being skinny. So when she hit puberty at age 14 and her body started to change, she felt like she was losing her identity.

“From a young age I thought that being skinny was my value and my worth,” Crew, 31, tells People. “So when I started going through puberty, I felt like I was no longer skinny and there was nothing special about me.”

Crew started limiting what she would eat, and by age 21, at the start of her acting career, she was deep into an eating disorder. She was 5’9″, but weighed “around 95 lbs.
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Lily Collins joins Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Back in May it was announced that Zac Efron is set to play the notorious American serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, and now comes word from Variety that Lily Collins (To the Bone, Okja) has signed on to portray Bundy’s long time girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer.

Extremely Wicked is being directed by Joe Berlinger (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) from Michael Werwie’s Nicholl Fellowship-winning script and will tell its story from the perspective of Kloepfer during the period that Bundy hid his murder spree from his live-in lover. Following his arrest, Bundy would confess to 30 murders across seven states and was executed for his crimes in 1989.

“Lily has very quickly distinguished herself as a major talent in a number of diverse roles in recent years,” said Berlinger. “I am really excited about taking Zac and this hugely talented actress to some dark but
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Lily Collins Joins Zac Efron in Ted Bundy Biopic ‘Extremely Wicked’

Lily Collins Joins Zac Efron in Ted Bundy Biopic ‘Extremely Wicked’
Lily Collins will star opposite Zac Efron as the former girlfriend of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in the thriller “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.”

Voltage is handling sales at the American Film Market, which opens Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif.

The film is told from the point of view of Elizabeth Kloepfer during the multi-year period that Bundy hid his murder spree from his live-in lover, played by Collins.

Collins recently starred in “To the Bone” and “Okja,” and was also nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress (comedy) for her starring role in “Rules Don’t Apply.” She will star as Edith Bratt in Dome Karukoski’s “Tolkien.”

Efron came aboard the Voltage Pictures project at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Bundy was executed in 1989. Shortly before his execution, he confessed to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978.

Joe Berlinger will direct “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
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Lily Collins to Play Ted Bundy’s Girlfriend in ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’

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Lily Collins to Play Ted Bundy’s Girlfriend in ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’
Lily Collins has been cast in the role of Ted Bundy’s girlfriend in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Zac Efron will play the notorious serial killer in the film that will be directed by “Paradise Lost” helmer Joe Berlinger.

The film will be told from the perspective of Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth, who went years denying the accusations against Bundy, but ultimately turned him into the police.

Collins most recently starred in the
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Lethal Weapon director to helm urban fantasy-thriller Guardian

TV director Matt Barber (Lethal Weapon, The 100), has signed on to direct the urban fantasy-thriller feature Guardian.

Guardian is Barber’s feature film directorial debut and is being produced by Nick Byassee (48 Hours to Live), Joseph Lanius (To the Bone) and Shing Ka (Revenge of The Green Dragons), with Lyndon A.V. Brown (Exposed) executive producing and Judy Henderson (Homeland) serving as casting director.

“I’m attracted to projects that deal with traumatic family experiences,” said Matt Barber. “Exploring the various ways, we as human’s cope, process and find connection in the aftermath.”

Based on an original screenplay by Marc Cubelli (Kids vs Monsters) and Jaime Zevallos (The Summoning), Guardian tells the story of a prostitute who befriends a homeless young orphan boy who is building a time machine in order to travel back in time to rescue his family who perished in a car accident.

The project is an original blend of science-fiction,
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Dunkirk’s Tom Glynn-Carney joins Tolkien biopic

Dunkirk star Tom Glynn-Carney has become the latest addition to the cast of Tolkien, the upcoming biopic of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, Variety has revealed.

Glynn-Carney is set to portray Christopher Wiseman, socially adept beyond his years and the class clown, who spots Tolkien’s potential and invites him into his social group. Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse) is portraying Tolkien, with Lily Collins (To the Bone) as Edith Bratt, Tolkien’s sweetheart and eventual wife, and Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as Father Francis, one of Tolkien’s teachers.

The film is being directed by Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland) and will explore Tolkien’s formative years at school as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of outcasts prior to the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear their ‘fellowship’ apart.
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Netflix Plans to Release 80 Original Films in 2018

Netflix expects to release around 80 original films next year, as it looks to hit the kind of scale in movies that it’s achieved on the TV side, according to chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

“They range anywhere from the million-dollar Sundance hit, all the way up to something on a much larger scale,” like Will Smith-starrer “Bright,” Sarandos said in an investors’ interview Monday about Netflix’s third-quarter 2017 results.

Bright,” a cop action-thriller movie directed by David Ayer, had a reported production price tag of $90 million. It’s set to debut on Netflix worldwide on Dec. 22. Sarandos also cited as a forthcoming big-budget picture Martin Scorsese’s gangster movie “The Irishman,” starring Robert DeNiro, slated to be released on Netflix in early 2019. “The Irishman” has a budget of more $100 million.

Sarandos said with the release of “Bright” — a “big-budget, event movie” — “I think people will start seeing the potential for this original movie initiative, that it
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Trailer Watch: Alien Elle Fanning Discovers Punk Music in “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

The trailer for the 1977 London-set “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” begins with Enn (Alex Sharp, Marti Noxon’s “To the Bone”) and his friends attending a concert’s after-party. Hoping to meet some girls, the three punk music lovers encounter Zan (Elle Fanning) and her cohort of orange leather-clad, six-fingered, monotone friends. “They must be from California,” Enn’s buddy guesses. He’s not that off: Zan and company are actually aliens from outer space.

Zan and her fellow extraterrestrials, including Stella (Ruth Wilson, “The Affair”), are visiting Earth a rite of passage — but Zan is bored and ready to break away. In frustration, she cuts up her futuristic dress with a pair of scissors. “Do more punk to me,” she says as she hands the scissors to Enn.

Enn is happy to introduce Zan to London’s punk scene, as is its leader, Boadicea (Nicole Kidman). In punk music you have to “smash the oppressor, tell the truth, be an original, blah blah blah,” Boadicea explains to Zan. And as she falls more in love with punk culture and Enn, Zan realizes she’ll eventually have to speak her truth and choose between Earth and her own planet.

How to Talk to Girls at Parties” is directed by John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), who penned the script with Philippa Goslett (“Little Ashes”) from a Neil Gaiman short story. Mitchell previously directed Kidman in the 2010 drama “Rabbit Hole.” “How to Talk to Girls” made its world premiere earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival. It opens theatrically in Japan on December 1, but doesn’t have a U.S. release date yet.

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The Kingdom of Us review – knotty chronicle of family defined by single traumatic event

When Paul Shanks killed himself in 2007, he left behind seven children and his wife Vikie. Lucy Cohen’s sensitive documentary shows how they are coping

An intense, convoluted family documentary predicated on a single, nightmarish act: the suicide of Paul Shanks in 2007, which left behind his wife Vikie, and seven children – six girls and one boy. Film-maker Lucy Cohen has assembled a layered, jigsaw-like portrait of a knotted and undeniably traumatised family unit, whose apparent isolation is alluded to in the film’s title. The Kingdom of Us is being released by Netflix, which has in the past been accused of playing fast and loose with not-dissimilar themes of teenage trauma, in 13 Reasons Why and To the Bone. This film, however, benefits from taking a considerably more sober and responsible approach.

From what we see of him – culled from copious amounts of home video footage that Shanks himself appeared to
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YouTube-style confessionals expose anorexia’s devastating hold in BBC drama

BBC3 series Overshadowed follows a teenager’s battle with her eating disorder

Anorexia has long been a controversial subject for film and TV with dramas such as Netflix’s To The Bone attracting a wave of negative attention. Now BBC3 aims to counterbalance those negative headlines with Overshadowed, which mimics the feel of confessional YouTube video diaries to paint a devastating, realistic picture of the way in which the illness can take hold.

The drama series was produced by Rollem, the company set up by screenwriter Kay Mellor, and written by Irish newcomers Eva O’Connor and Hildegard Ryan. Mellor became involved as executive producer after watching O’Connor’s play, Overshadowed and directed by Ryan, in Dublin.

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‘Just Getting Started’ Trailer: Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones Battle For Supremacy at a Retirement Resort

‘Just Getting Started’ Trailer: Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones Battle For Supremacy at a Retirement Resort
Director Ron Shelton built his career making sports movies like Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump, Tin Cup, and Play It To The Bone, but now his most recent feature was 2003’s Hollywood Homicide, a quasi-buddy comedy that featured the main characters butting heads but ultimately working together to achieve a goal. Now, 14 years later, he’s back with […]

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The Last Tycoon has been cancelled

Kirsten Howard Sep 11, 2017

Amazon's expensive series The Last Tycoon, starring Matt Bomer, has been cancelled after one season...

There's some unfortunate news for viewers who have recently made their way through the first season of Amazon's The Last Tycoon, we're afraid - plans to continue the series have been ditched.

Confirmation of the series' cancellation has arrived hot on the heels of last week's revelation from the retail giant and streaming service that they'd reversed their decision to renew Z: The Beginning Of Everything.

The Last Tycoon was based on author F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished novel of the same name, and starred Matt Bomer (Magic Mike), Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) and Lily Collins (To The Bone).

Amazon are on a bit of a cancellation spree at the moment, nixing shows with low ratings to concentrate on spending their cash more wisely on projects that might be bigger hits. It's a
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