There has been no shortage of true-crime movies, television shows, and streaming specials on Theodore “Ted” Bundy, one of the most notorious and frightening serial killers in United States history. And at this point I’m not sure if there is anything new to learn about the good-looking and charismatic sociopath. But the new trailer for “No Man of God” is hard to look away from and its ‘based-on-true-events’ story isn’t as much about the killings themselves as it is the confessions that finally came after months of lies, misdirection, and denials.
The most chilling thing about the trailer is Luke Kirby’s staggering resemblance to Bundy. His look, temperament, mannerisms all match the footage we’ve seen of the killer. Elijah Wood (who also produced the film) plays FBI Special Agent Bill Hagmaier, one of the Bureau’s first criminal profilers. Hagmaier is tasked with getting inside of Bundy’s head, earning his trust, and rooting out confessions. The movie shows the uncomfortable interviews and the effects it has on Hagmaier outside of the interrogation room. I like the film’s tight focus and it looks to be going for authenticity which is definitely the right move.
“No Man of God” lands in theaters and on VOD August 27th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.