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Chad Michael Murray’s Ted Bundy Biopic Sparks Backlash: ‘Do We Really Need Another Movie?’

By Jen Juneau People

Chad Michael Murray has been cast in another retelling of the story of Ted Bundy.

ScreenDaily announced last month that Murray, 39, would portray the notorious 1970s serial killer in a new movie, joining a long line of Hollywood heartthrobs like Cary Elwes, James Marsters and, most recently, Zac Efron, to embrace the challenging role.

According to the outlet, the upcoming film, American Boogeyman, “follows the elusive and charming killer and the manhunt that brought him to justice involving the detective and the FBI rookie who coined the phrase ‘serial killer.’ ”

“Murray is so talented and expertly captures Bundy’s charm and seductive nature, traits that the notorious killer exploited to win the trust of his victims as well as society,” Jonathan Deckter — president and COO of Voltage Pictures, which has secured rights to the film — said in a statement.

“It’s fantastic to continue working with the very gifted Lucas [Jarach] and Dan [Farrands] on this feature and bring engaging narratives to the screen,” Deckter added. Both Jarach and Farrands were also producers on 2019’s The Haunting of Sharon Tate, starring Hilary Duff.


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