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Casting: Collins - to the maniac, Gordon-Levitt - to the pilots

Image The young actress Lily Collins has long proved that she can easily try on various images, whether it be the fearless Snow White in the next version of the popular fairy tale, the young artist in the medical drama "To the Bones" or the daughter of a Hollywood film producer in the TV series "The Last Tycoon", unrequitedly in love with main character and struggling to build a career.

Now, as it became known to the information portal Deadline, the actress will embody on the screen the image of the friend of one of the most famous serial killers of America Ted Bundy in the thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile ("Incredibly dangerous, shockingly evil and disgusting" *). Zac Efron will play the role of the main villain in the film, and Joe Berlinger will take the director's chair.

Serial killer, rapist, kidnapper and necrophile Ted Bundy committed his atrocities in the 70s of the last century. He was an extremely organized and calculating criminal with an extraordinary charm, with which he won the trust of his victims. They were usually young girls and girls. The exact number of victims at the hands of a maniac is still unknown. Shortly before his execution, Bundy confessed to 30 murders between 1974 and 1978, but the actual number of victims could be much higher. The story of Ted Bundy in the film will be told from the perspective of Elizabeth Klepfer, who will be played by Lily Collins. Klepfer was Ted's girlfriend for many years, and she was the one who turned him over to the police.


Meanwhile, screenwriter and director William Nicholson, who has worked on films such as Gladiator, Les Miserables, The Golden Age and Land of Shadows, has chosen a truly golden cast for his second feature film. For the leading roles in the family drama Hope Gap ("Lost Hopes" *), the director invited the Oscar nominee, winner of two Golden Globe awards, Annette Bening ("Kids Are Alright", "American Beauty") and a British actor, also a laureate "Golden Globe", Bill Nighy ("Love Actually", "Rock Wave").

The plot of the picture will focus on a married couple, Grace and Edward, who have been married for 29 years. When their son Jamie comes to their seaside cabin for the weekend, Edward informs him that he is going to leave his wife the next day. The film tells the story of three characters who will go through all stages, from shock, distrust, anger, and ending with acceptance of the situation.

Since the Land of Shadows I was obsessed with the clash of love and pain. Lost Hopes Is the most powerful and painful love story I've ever told. I am very proud that Annette Bening and Bill Nighy will help me with this, ”said William Nicholson.


American actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("The Beginning", "500 Days of Summer") will have to face difficulties of a different nature on the screen. He will play the role of a pilot named Tobias Ellis in the movie "7500". The thriller will take place in the cockpit of an aircraft whose commercial flight from Berlin to Paris was interrupted by terrorists armed with glass bottles. Ellis will first have to fight the intruders, and then negotiate with them in order to ensure the safety of everyone on board.

The film will be the full-length directorial debut of Patrick Wollrath, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2016 for the short film Everything Will Be Good. Initially, the main role in the film was supposed to be played by actor Paul Dano, but he had to leave the project due to a busy work schedule.

* - preliminary translation.

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Author: Jake Pinkman