Chad Michael Murray will star in upcoming film American Boogeyman as infamous serial killer Ted Bundy.

Another interpretation of the Ted Bundy case is coming to screens later this year. Chad Michael Murray will star as the serial killer in a new film from The Haunting Of Sharon Tate director Daniel Farrands.

This will be the second interpretation of the killer in recent years, with Zac Efron portraying Bundy in 2019’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Efron’s film focussed on the court case from the eyes of Bundy’s partner Liz Kendall, played by Lily Collins. This new film, American Boogeyman, looks set to focus on the manhunt for the killer and the FBI team behind it.

The full plot – Set in a gritty and decadent 1970s America, American Boogeyman follows the elusive and charming killer and the manhunt that brought him to justice involving the detective and the FBI rookie who coined the phrase “serial killer”.

Ferrands previous film,The Haunting Of Sharon Tate received criticism from the family of the deceased actress. Kendall gave her support and collaboration to Joe Berlinger for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile however many of the victims families criticised the film and the accompanying documentary. Comments on this new adaptation have not yet been made.

The film is due out in the United States in August, with further distribution still to be announced.

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