Grace Victoria Cox joins Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 January 2018
Grace Victoria Cox has joined the cast of the Ted Bundy biopic 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' as one of the notorious serial killer's survivors
Grace Victoria Cox has joined the cast of the Ted Bundy biopic 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'.
The 22-year-old actress - who is about to star in the TV reboot of 'Heathers' - has been cast as Carol Daronch, a girl who survived the notorious serial killer's kidnapping attempt and identified him in court, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Cox joins the cast that already includes Zac Efron as the American serial killer, Lily Collins as Bundy's long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, and John Malkovich as Judge Edward Cowart, who presided over the serial killer's trial in Florida and sentenced him to death in 1979.
'Westworld' actress Angela Sarafyan was recently cast to play Joanna, a close friend of Kloepfer who is the reason she starts to question her boyfriend's intentions.
The film - directed by 'Paradise Lost: The Child of Murders at Robin Hood Hills' filmmaker Joe Berlinger - will tell the shocking true story of Bundy, who raped and murdered numerous young women during a killing spree in the 1970s that shocked America and the world.
Bundy chose to represent himself at the trial, which was broadcast on national television, and appeared to develop something of a rapport with the judge.
The script has been written by Michael Werwie and is thought to explore the crimes of the killer through the eyes of Bundy's girlfriend.
Following years of living in denial that Bundy could be responsible for the heinous crimes that plagued the states of Washington, Utah, Florida, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho and California, Kloepfer eventually turned him into the police.
However, she only discovered the true extent of his actions when he began talking about them as he got close to his legally-ordered execution.
On the afternoon of his execution, Bundy - who was a self-confessed necrophile, as well as a murderer, rapist and kidnapper - claimed that hardcore pornography was responsible for inspiring his violent crimes in an interview he granted to James Dobson, a psychologist and founder of the Christian evangelical organisation Focus on the Family.