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Ted Bundy Movie Props For Sale After Filming Wraps Today

Courtesy Brian Douglas
Ted Bundy (Zach Efron) and prosecutor Larry Simpson (Jim Parsons) in a 1980s courtroom scene.

Vintage clothing, furniture, record albums, lamps and other props will be sold to the public after filming ends today, Feb. 27, on Zach Efron's Ted Bundy movie, "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile."

Efron ("High School Musical," "Baywatch") announced on Facebook that today will be his final day, after courtroom scenes were filmed with Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") as prosecutor Larry Simpson and John Malkovich ("Being John  Malkovich," "In The Line Of Fire," "Places In The Heart") as Judge Edward D. Cowart, according to the Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile Facebook page.

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John Malkovich (left) chats with director Joe Berlinger (center) and Zach Efron before shooting a courtroom scene.

Director Joe Berlinger started filming seven weeks ago in Fort Thomas on the film about Bundy, a 1970's serial killer and rapist who preyed on young women in Washington, Utah, Colorado and Florida. He confessed to 30 murders before his death in the electric chair in 1989.

The story was told through the eyes of Bundy's longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins ("To The Bone," "Rules Don't Apply").

On Saturday, March 3, props from "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile" will be sold from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a warehouse at 706 York St., Newport, KY, says Jackie Reau of Game Day Communications, the publicist for Film Cincinnati. Here's her announcement:

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Facebook photo composite of Jim Parsons and the person who portrays, prosecutor Larry Simpson.

"Northern Kentucky has been a gracious and welcoming home for the filming of the Ted Bundy movie 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile.'

"It takes a shocking amount of work to transform 2018 Northern Kentucky into early 1970's Pacific Northwest. As they wrap up the production, the crew is selling all of its movie stuff.

"From functional (vintage couches, chairs, wardrobe and lighting fixtures) to collectible (of the period clocks, records, payphone and cash register), all these pieces played key roles in creating a tangible world for the characters to live in. It’s all for sale. Browse and shop the assortment of movie-used props, wardrobe, and set decorations, and go home with a little piece of Hollywood."

Since mid-January, Efron filmed scenes in downtown Covington, Latonia, Fort Thomas and the Clermont County jail, among other locations.  

Dylan Baker ("The Good Wife," "Selma"),  Angela Sarafyan ("Westworld," "American Horror Story"), Haley Joel Osment ("The Sixth Sense," "Forrest Gump"), Jeffrey Donovan ("Burn Notice," "Fargo"), and Metallica founder James Hetfield also appear in the film, according to the Internet Movie Database.

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.