It was announced last year that High School Musical star Zac Efron would play evil US serial killer Ted Bundy in a new film.
And the trailer for the movie – Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile – has been causing controversy.
Many have slammed the casting of Zac, 31, saying movie producers are trying to “sexualise” the mass murderer who killed numerous young women and girls during the 1970s.
The trailer starts with Zac ripping open a women’s shirt.
“Not here for this hyper-sexualised Zac Efron film ”
He is later seen peeling his own top off to reveal a rippling six-pack.
One Twitter user blasted: “Can we not sexualise Ted Bundy? He raped, murdered, and decapitated women and had sex with their dead bodies. Not here for this hyper-sexualised Zac Efron film.”
While another added: “This new Ted Bundy film starring Zac Efron ain’t it! Romanticisation of a serial killer is f***ing horrific. What kind of f***ery is going on America? Trying to deliver some rom-com serial killer s***? Nah. I’m gonna pass.”
A third chimed in: “I swear to God if all you horny weird a** b*****s start fantasising about Ted Bundy even more now because he’s played by Zac Efron, I’ll f***ing lose it.”
It comes after some praised Efron for looking “hot” in the trailer.
One social media user exclaimed: “If I was alive in the 60s and Ted Bundy looked like Zac Efron I would 100% be a dead motherf***er.”
Another gushed: “Zac Efron looks good as Ted Bundy.”
Efron has been seen promoting the movie this week – and he’s rocking a new look.
The US actor has been seen with bright white hair while at the Sundance Film Festival 2019.
Interest in killer Bundy is currently at an all-time high with Netflix also releasing Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes this week.
This includes present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings with Bundy from death row.
Bundy denied being a murderer for several decades before finally confessing to 30 homicides that he committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978.
The killer, who once described himself as “one the most cold-hearted son of a b**** you’ll ever meet”, was executed in the electric chair at Florida State Prison in 1989.