If director Joe Berlinger has his way, that'll definitely be the case, at least on screen. Cameras will start rolling on October 9.
If you think Efron is a unusual choice for the role, let COTA Films producer Michael Costigan reassure you that he is "perfect casting, as he can play both the depth and the charm that this guy had in equal measures, and which allowed him to manipulate these women in such a terrifying way". Voltage will fully finance and is handling worldwide sales at the Cannes Film Festival.
Efron will be seen next in Paramount's "Baywatch" opposite Dwayne Johnson. He was not just a serial killer, who murdered several young women and girls, but also a rapist, burglar, kidnapper and necrophile. Efron's Ninjas Runnin' Wild banner will produce alongside Michael Simkin and Jason Barrett. Werwie, Jonathan Deckter, Stephen Gates of Ellipsis Entertainment Group and Brad Kaplan of Primary Wave Entertainment will executive produce.
Say what you want about Zac Efron, but the former High School Musical star is drastically reinventing himself in Hollywood and becoming a bonafide leading man in the process. "From his dramatic turn in 'Paperboy' to his hilarious performance in 'Neighbours,' he continues to impress audiences and critics alike with his extraordinary versatility and range".
The project was unveiled in 2014 at the Cannes Film Festival with Ziad Doueiri ("The Attack") set to make his English-language feature debut. But his latest project will see him venture into psychological thriller territory with one of the Paradise Lost documentary makers. He's repped by CAA, Alchemy Entertainment and Felker Toczek. Werwie is repped by UTA, Kaplan and Gates.