Zac Efron's Ted Bundy movie trailer is here – and Twitter is having mixed reactions

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Zac Efron praises his “Greatest Showman” co-star Zendaya at the Teen Choice Awards ceremony in Inglewood, California, while Anna Kendrick celebrates beating Ryan Reynolds to her gong. (Aug. 13)
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The first trailer for Zac Efron’s film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” in which he plays serial killer Ted Bundy, is here – and people on Twitter are sharing mixed reactions.

Directed by Joe Berlinger, Efron takes on the creepy role alongside Lily Collins, who plays Bundy’s girlfriend, Liz Kloepfer.

Other stars include “Maze Runner” actress Kaya Scodelario, “Bird Box” actor John Malkovich and “Westworld” actress Angela Sarafyan.

Fans were quick to react to the trailer on social media, some saying the trailer was great and that Efron was perfect for the role.

“I’m not lying when I say that my heart is beating so fast right now. I am so excited and proud,” one user tweeted. “And shook, Zac looks just like Ted Bundy. I can’t wait to see this movie, I just know how amazing he will be.”

“Zac Efron as Ted Bundy is kinda perfect casting cause you can’t believe that he could possibly play a terrifying serial killer in the same way that you couldn’t have looked at Ted Bundy and believed that he *was* a terrifying serial killer,” another tweeted.

“and in this moment, watching the ted bundy tapes, i realized just how spot on casting zac efron as ted bundy was……this is unsettling,” another wrote.

“A movie about a serial killer AND he’s played by Zac Efron???” one user tweeted with an applauding gif.

“Well it’s a strange feeling to be extremely excited for a serial killer movie,” another said.

Others, however, weren’t so excited about the film, bringing up the point that some people may start to romanticize Bundy after seeing Efron play him.

“Trust me I love Zac Efron and the true crime genre as much as the next gal, but guys…..Ted Bundy was a SERIAL KILLER, so don’t start having the hots for him maybe????” one user tweeted.

“this ain’t it. not only is this trailer making the film seem like a comedy, completely insensitive to murders that really took place, but they casted zac efron and are romanticizing a viscous criminal by making him seem more attractive,” another tweeted. “i’m gonna be sick.”

“With the new movie with Zac Efron playing Ted Bundy, I truly hope people don’t start to glorify him,” another said. “He was a man who used his charm and looks to murder and rape women. He. Was. Sick.”

“Can we not sexulize (sic) Ted Bundy? He raped, murdered, and decapitated women and had sex with their dead bodies. Not here for this hyper-sexualized Zac Efron film,” another wrote. “I know the youth of twitter will obsess over him, and I’d prefer not to read thirst tweets about a serial murderer.”

Watch the full trailer in the video above.

More: Shocking revelations from Netflix’s ‘Conversations with A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’

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