Rob Lowe Was Offered Ted Bundy Role "Many Times"

Would you have wanted to see Rob Lowe as serial killer Ted Bundy? He apparently was offered the role "many times", but wasn't interested.

Rob Lowe Was Offered Ted Bundy Role "Many Times"
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The subject came up just today on Twitter, when Tate Dyar commented that instead of Zac Efron as the killer, that it should have instead been Lowe playing the role. Dyar commented that Lowe "would've been perfect," which prompted the response from Lowe.

Efron portrays Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile which just released a first trailer earlier this week in anticipation of a Sundance premiere (you can see the trailer here).

As per usual, the existence of yet another film about a serial killer (as well as the Netflix series The Ted Bundy Tapes) has brought debate throughout the social media sphere if such films glorify the people who perpetrate such atrocities vs. just "telling a story".

For serial killer enthusiasts, there is also Quinten Tarantino's upcoming Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood which will touch on the Charles Manson "family" slayings of 5 people, including model/actress Sharon Tate.

Besides–we'd much rather have Lowe join in on a The West Wing reboot.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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