Looks like the former High School Musical heartthrob is putting some special effort into roughing up his image, something that the upcoming Baywatch movie likely isn't going to do. Check this out, from the Hollywood Reporter: "Ahead of the release of his latest film Baywatch, Zac Efron has signed on to a new film project, and he'll be playing one of the world's most notorious serial killers. "Efron will star as Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which will be helmed by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory). "Michael Werwie wrote the script for the project, which is told through the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, Bundy's longtime girlfriend, who went years denying the accusations against Bundy but ultimately turned him in to the police. Only nearing his execution, when Bundy began talking about his extensive and heinous murders, did Kloepfer, and the rest of the world, learn the true scope of his numerous and grisly crimes. The script earned Werwie the coveted Nicholl Fellowship first prize and landed on the Black List." Could be interesting - I always like it when teen idol types take these sorts of wildly counterintuitive roles. More here: Cannes: Zac Efron to Play Ted Bundy in 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'