Zac Efron shows a striking resemblance to Ted Bundy in these behind-the-scenes photos

Zac Efron's pictures from behind the scenes of his upcoming movie make us take a second look as he looks a lot like Ted Bundy.

                            Zac Efron shows a striking resemblance to Ted Bundy in these behind-the-scenes photos
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When Zac Efron was chosen as the actor who would be playing the role of Ted Bundy in the upcoming movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, one would have thought that he may not have been a perfect choice but his recent photos from behind the scenes of the movie make us believe otherwise. 

The upcoming thriller movie which is directed by Joe Berlinger revolves around the story of Ted, who was executed in 1989 after he confessed to carrying out more than 30 murders over the course of at least four years. These alleged incidents took place in the mid-to-late-1970s.

The movie revolves around the perspective of Ted's longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer. Elizabeth defended Ted for years but eventually decided to go and report to the police about his deeds. Ted eventually confessed to murdering 30 women. He was then put on trial in 1977 and convicted of murder in Colorado. However, he managed to escape from the prison and was on the run for a long time until he was found later in Florida and arrested. 

He then begins to confess to murders allegedly in hopes that it would delay his execution but it did not work and he was put to death in Florida's electric chair in 1989. At first, people raised their eyebrows knowing that Zac is mostly suited for playing the roles of heartthrob lovers but these pictures stand proof of how he was the perfect choice for the film. 

Zac first gave a glimpse of his new character back in January. He took to his Instagram to show fans what they could expect from the movie. The black and white photo showed him being photographed for what looks like a mug shot. One could say that the Baywatch actor was already tapping into his dark side to get everything right for the role. 

The resemblance between Ted Bundy and Zac's mugshot was quite similar. In the photo, one can find Zac holding a place card while wearing a formfitting white T-shirt with dark bell-bottom pants. Zac has also shared pictures along with Jim Parsons who plays prosecutor Larry Simpson, heed the 1979 trial that led to Bundy's conviction. Meanwhile, Lilly Collins was chosen to play the role of  Elizabeth Kloepfer. Zac also took to Instagram to announce that actress Kaya Scodelario has joined the cast to play Bundy's ex-wife.