Chad Michael Murray is set to portray real-life serial killer Ted Bundy in Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman.
Per Screen Daily, the film “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.'”
Director Daniel Farrands, who helmed The Haunting Of Sharon Tate starring Hilary Duff, also wrote Boogeyman. (For those keeping track, Duff and Murray previously co-starred in Cinderella Story before taking a turn for darker material with Farrands.)
American Boogeyman also stars Holland Roden as detective Kathleen McChesney, Jake Hays as FBI agent Robert Ressler and Lin Shaye from the Insidious series as Mrs. Bundy. The film will be released theatrically on August 16 with Voltage Pictures.
Check out the reactions to the announcement below.
how many ted bundy movies are needed? honestly, truly. pic.twitter.com/jL2BPxul6l
— olivia⁷🌹🦋♡black lives matter♡ (@LIVtheVIRGO) May 26, 2021
How many Ted Bundy movies do we need? Didn’t Zac Efron just play him just a little while ago? We’ve seen enough White Men Kill folks everyday. It’s enough. https://t.co/affsVafi7V
— 🩺sassenach (@omwill3) May 27, 2021
Instead of making more Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer movies, let's make movies about John Wayne Gacey and Charles Manson and all these death cults.
— Kaitlyn Maree (@SithGypsy) May 27, 2021
My childhood crushes keep playing Ted Bundy… pic.twitter.com/UjoJwbq0hm
— diana martinez (@hidianamartinez) May 27, 2021
Just too much "Ted Bundy content" out there. pic.twitter.com/Xe6x49VrQk
— Josh Spiegel (@mousterpiece) May 26, 2021
Can we please cancel the Ted Bundy cinematic universe.
Movies about Bundy serve no purpose other than romanticizing a man who has violated & brutalized multiple women.
— Ovi Kabir (@TheOviKabir) May 26, 2021
Chad Michael Murray to play Ted Bundy…. pic.twitter.com/ou5nV6jInH
— SupDaily (@SupDaily) May 27, 2021