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The true crime zeitgeist shows no signs of slowing down, as a popular true crime podcast is set to receive a TV adaptation and a feature film about Ted Bundy casts a rising star as Bundy’s ex-wife.

First, the popular LA Times podcast Dirty John is being adapted into a TV series by Bravo, written by Chance creator Alexandra Cunningham. And Maze Runner and Pirates of the Caribbean rising star Kaya Scodelario has been cast opposite Zac Efron in the Ted Bundy thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

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Zac Efron as Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy wasn’t known for his glorious abs, but Zac Efron is going to give it a go playing the serial killer anyway. In Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, Efron plays the notorious murderer who may have killed more than 100 people. Efron took to Twitter to share a behind-the-scenes look of himself in character as Bundy. See Zac Efron as Ted Bundy below.

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Just as we’re enjoying the last of 2012’s cinematic offerings, the latest edition of the Black List has hit the web. The annual survey highlights the hottest unproduced screenplays of the year, as based on the votes of hundreds of executives.

The term “unproduced” is used rather vaguely here. Some of these scripts (like Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day and Wally Pfister‘s Transcendence) already have a director or star attached, while others are still floating around in search of the right studio or producer. The subjects and honorees range greatly as well. Nazi hunters, Hillary Clinton, the NFL, and time-traveling teens are among the subjects of this year’s winners, and the screenwriters run the gamut from industry newcomers to seasoned pros.

Hit the jump to read the full list.

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