New Ted Bundy biopic casts lead serial killer role

The star of “One Tree Hill” and “Riverdale,” Chad Michael Murray, has been cast as serial killer Ted Bundy in a new biopic in American Boogeyman, according to Yahoo! News.

Set for release in theaters on Aug. 16, the movie will focus on the story of Seattle homicide detective Kathleen McChesney, played by Teen Wolf’s Holland Roden, who investigated the case of the notorious serial killer.

Writer and director Daniel Farrands, a notable horror filmmaker, has made several films including “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers” and “The Haunting of Sharon Tate.”

Ted Bundy was a serial killer who kidnapped, raped and murdered several young women during the 1970s, confessing to 30 killings in seven states.

Photos: Ted Bundy evidence photos [Warning: graphic content]

He was thought of handsome and charismatic, and would use those traits to lure women before knocking them unconscious to take them to a secluded area to rape and strangle them.

Bundy was arrested in 1975 and jailed in Utah for aggravated kidnapping and attempted criminal assault.

In 1977, Bundy was extradited to Colorado after he charged with a murder there, where he jumped out of a second story window and escaped from custody before he was caught again six days later.

In late 1977, after sawing a hole in the ceiling of his cell, Bundy piled books and clothes on his bed to simulate a sleeping body, he escaped again.

Bundy hitchhiked, caught a bus and boarded a flight to Chicago while his escape wasn’t noticed for more than 17 hours.

A month later, Bundy was in Florida where he committed three more murders before he was ultimately recaptured on February 12, 1978.

Bundy was tried and convicted of the Florida murders and sentenced to the electric chair, where he died on February 10, 1980.