First look at One Tree Hill star as Ted Bundy in another movie adaptation

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Photo credit: Fathom Events
Photo credit: Fathom Events

One Tree Hill's Chad Michael Murray stars as one of history's most notorious serial killers in the first trailer for Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman.

Following in the footsteps of Stranger Things' Cary Elwes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters and Zac Efron, who have played the titular murderer before, the actor – who played Lucas Scott in the hit teen drama – brings him to life once more, in a new outing written and directed by The Haunting of Sharon Tate's Daniel Farrands.

Photo credit: Fathom Events
Photo credit: Fathom Events

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The official synopsis reads as follows: "A spectre roams the highways of a gritty and decadent 1970s America, hunting for his next prey — his name is Ted Bundy (Chad Michael Murray).

"Tracking him is the intrepid female detective Kathleen McChesney (Holland Roden), working out of the Seattle Police bureau, and rookie FBI profiler Robert Ressler (Jake Hays), the government agent who coined the term 'serial killer.'

"This is the true story behind the manhunt that brought America's most fearsome boogieman to justice."

Lin Shaye, who is perhaps best known for her work within the Insidious franchise, also stars.

Photo credit: Fathom Events
Photo credit: Fathom Events

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While there is no news on a UK release date yet, Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman is scheduled to come out in select theaters across the US on August 16.

That same month, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel's Luke Kirby will be seen playing Bundy in other outing, No Man of God, directed by Amber Sealey. Boardwalk Empire's Aleksa Palladino, Terminator 2's Robert Patrick and Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood round out the cast.

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