The First Photo of Zac Efron as Ted Bundy Is Here and Twitter Can't Deal

It's *chilling*.

Filmmaking, Cinematographer, Film studio, Television crew, Event, Film crew, Studio, Photography, Film producer, White-collar worker,
(Image credit: Twitter)

Zac Efron, your Disney crush who grew up to be your regular crush, is taking his career in a new direction. After years of playing variations of the Hot Shirtless Bro (see NeighborsNeighbors 2, and Baywatch), Efron is taking on the challenging part of infamous serial killer Ted Bundy.

Efron shared a black and white photo of himself from the set of the movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, simply captioned "Meet Ted."

See more

The photo Efron shared is a wide shot, but fans quickly cropped in to get a closer look at him in character. It's...eery.

Photograph, Chin, Stock photography, Jaw, Photography, Muscle, Black-and-white, White-collar worker,

(Image credit: Twitter)

Side-by-side photos of Efron in character and the real Bundy only make the picture more chilling.

See more

What's more, the objectively creepy picture of Efron playing one of the most notorious, evil, and manipulative figures in modern history, has stirred up a range of feelings in the Twitterverse.

See more
See more

While some users are confused as to why their hot, hot actor crush is playing a serial killer, others are stepping up to remind everyone just how it was that Bundy was able to be so prolific and successful as a murderer—his charm and good looks. Bundy used his charm to murder dozens of women in the 1970s and he eventually confessed to committing 30 murders across seven states between 1974 and 1978.

See more

The movie, which focuses on the story of Bundy’s crimes, is being told from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer. Lily Collins will portray Kloepfer in the film and posted her own character shot to Instagram today, captioned, "Meet Liz."

Production on the film starts this month and we already can't wait to see the final product.

Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.