Zac is set to lend his voice for Facebook Watch’s new original animated comedy Human Discoveries.
Zac Efron & Anna Kendrick Set For Facebook Watch Animated Comedy ‘Human Discoveries’
DEADLINE – Facebook Watch’s new original animated comedy Human Discoveries has set Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick as its stars. The forthcoming series, which will debut later this year, comes from Chris Bruno and David Howard Lee with ShadowMachine founders Corey Campodonico and Alex Bulkley (BoJack Horseman, Final Space, Pinocchio) and Ninja’s Runnin’ Wild co-producing.
Human Discoveries features a group of friends living at the dawn of human civilization. Of course, they’re the first to discover necessities like fire and the wheel. But, much more importantly, we’ll watch as they stumble onto humanity’s best, and worst, innovations. Art. Alcohol. Fashion. Racism. Small talk. And, much to their confusion, monogamy.
Efron and Kendrick have some experience in the animated voice-acting world. Efron lent his voice to Univeral’s animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax while Kendrick voiced Princess Poppy in DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls franchise.
Joining Efron and Kendrick are a strong roster of comedic actors Lamorne Morris (New Girl, Valley of the Boom), Jillian Bell (Rough Night, 22 Jump Street), Paul Scheer (The League, Fresh Off the Boat), and Friends and The Comeback icon Lisa Kudrow. Efron and Kendrick will also serve as executive producers alongside Bruno, Lee, Campodonico, Bulkley, Kirk J. Rudell, Jason Barrett and Mike Simkin.
Netflix has bought the U.S. rights (and some international) for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
Zac Efron Ted Bundy Pic ‘Extremely Wicked’ Sells To Netflix – Sundance
DEADLINE – After staying quiet for the most part during Sundance, Netflix has emerged, taking U.S. rights and some foreign for Voltage Pictures’ Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile for a reported $9M. Pic, directed by Joe Berlinger, tells the story of mass-murderer Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) but seen through a viewpoint of his imagined innocence. Lily Collins plays his devoted partner, with Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich, Angela Sarafyan and Jim Parsons also starring. An awards season theatrical run is planned.
The 2019 Sundance Film Festival lineup has been announced! Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will premiere at Sundance.
SUNDANCE – Park City, UT — The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 24 – February 3, 2019.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile / U.S.A. (Director: Joe Berlinger, Screenwriter: Michael Werwie, Producers: Michael Costigan, Nicolas Chartier, Ara Keshishian, Michael Simkin) — A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years. Cast: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons. World Premiere