The first trailer for Zac Efron's highly-anticipated movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, in which he plays notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, has been released.

The film, which stars Lily Collins as Bundy's longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, follows the infamous American mass murderer's crimes, trial and incarceration, as well as the facade he put up to escape detection.

Directed by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger, the film is set in Seattle in 1969 when Bundy and Kloepfer first met. It shows the couple living a seemingly normal life, while Bundy is secretly carrying out horrific murders.

A description of the film reads: "A picture of domestic bliss, the happy couple seems to have it all figured out… until, out of nowhere, their perfect life is shattered.

"Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. Concern soon turns to paranoia - and, as evidence piles up, Liz is forced to consider that the man with whom she shares her life could actually be a psychopath."

Watch the trailer below.

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In November last year, Efron revealed a sneak peek from the movie. The actor is best known for starring in the High School Musical movies and the Baywatch reboot.

The psychological thriller also stars acclaimed actor John Malkovich as Edward Cowart, the presiding judge at Bundy's 1979 trial in Florida who sentenced the killer to death.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the US on January 26.

A Netflix documentary has also been released to mark the 30th anniversary of the serial killer's execution in 1989.

Titled The Ted Bundy Tapes, it features hours of unheard audio with its subject, who confessed to killing more than 30 women in the 1970s. The true number of his victims is still unknown and could possibly be much higher.

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