VIDEO: Zac Efron films serial killer movie in Covington - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

VIDEO: Zac Efron films serial killer movie in Covington

Movie crews take over Main Street in Covington. FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderrama Movie crews take over Main Street in Covington. FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderrama
COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) -

Filming of the Ted Bundy movie "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile transformed Main Street in MainStrasse back some 40 years to the 1970s on Tuesday.

The film about notorious serial killer Ted Bundy closed a portion of Main Street.

Actor Zac Efron portrays Bundy, Lilly Collins plays his girlfriend, Liz, and John Malkovich plays the judge who presided over Bundy's trial. 

The scene shot in MainStrasse recreated events when Bundy escaped from an Aspen, Colorado courthouse. 

Efron was spotted running up and down Main Street for several hours Tuesday. As cameras rolled, he ran past several time-appropriate cars and 70s police cruisers parked between Sixth and Eighth streets.

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The climax of the film will focus on his arrest leading up to his conviction and execution.

Rolling Stone magazine reports Metallica singer James Hetfield has joined the cast as the officer who first arrested Bundy.

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Hetfield was on set late last month when the movie filmed at the old Kenton County Jail in downtown Covington, said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones.

The sheriff, who shot two tiny peaking parts for the film on Jan. 27, said he even spoke with the singer.

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