‘One Tree Hill’ and ‘Chosen’ actor Chad Michael Murray joined the cast of the upcoming biopic thriller ‘American Boogeyman’ as the serial killer Ted Bundy. The movie is directed by ‘The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson’ director Daniel Farrands and produced by Dark Star Pictures.
The movie is described as being “based on the untold story of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy as he’s pursued by an intrepid detective and the rookie FBI profiler who coined the term ‘serial killer.'” It is “Set in a gritty and decadent 1970s America, American Boogeyman follows the elusive and charming killer and the ensuing manhunt that brought Ted Bundy, American’s most feared boogieman, to justice.”
Murray is joined by castmates Lin Shaye (‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’) and Holland Roden (‘Escape Room 2’). It will be produced by Lucas Jarach (The Haunting of Sharon Tate), Daniel Davila (Knife Fight), and Farrands (The Haunting In Connecticut).
Voltage Pictures announced that they have secured the rights to distribute the independent movie worldwide through a partnership with Fathom Events in a press release.
“Ted Bundy is such a fascinatedly divisive character and is the true personification of evil,” said Voltage Pictures exec Jonathan Deckter. “Murray is so talented and expertly captures Bundy’s charm and seductive nature, traits that the notorious killer exploited to win the trust of his victims as well as society. It’s fantastic to continue working with the very gifted Lucas and Dan on this feature and bring engaging narratives to the screen.”
“We are excited to be partnering with Voltage Pictures to bring their compelling stories to audiences across the country,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt added. “True crime aficionados will want to see these films.”
The movie will be followed by the sequel ‘American Boogeywoman’ also directed by Farrands and starring Peyton List (‘Cobra Kai’) about female serial killer Aileen Wuornos.
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