The trailer has been released for No Man of God, an upcoming drama that has Elijah Wood playing FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier, who formed an unexpected and complicated relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy during the psychopath’s final years on death row.
The film is based on actual transcripts of interviews that took place between Hagmaier and Ted Bundy, the latter of whom is played by Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Deuce), and looks at the relationship that unfolded as Hagmaier attempted to understand the killer’s psychology.
“During his last days, Ted Bundy called me his best friend. I don’t how how I feel about that,” Hagmaier said in a 1990 interview with The Buffalo News – an interesting little article for those interested in knowing more. “Bundy told me: ‘I’m going to take you inside a murder. I’m going to take you where no policeman has ever gone before.’ And he did.”
The film is directed by indie filmmaker Amber Sealey (No Light and No Land Anywhere, How to Cheat) and is written by Kit Lesser.
The tense trailer is promising, and the early reviews are thus far boding quite well, expressing strong performances from both Wood and Kirby. Looking forward to it.
Also starring Aleksa Palladino and Robert Patrick, No Man of God will be in select US cinemas, On Demand and Digital HD on August 27th.
Official synopsis for No Man of God:
In 1980, Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electrocution. In the years that followed, he agreed to disclose the details of his crimes, but only to one man. During the early days of the agency’s criminal profiling unit, FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier met with the incarcerated Ted Bundy in the hopes of understanding the psychology of the serial killer and providing closure for the victim’s families. As Hagmaier delves into Bundy’s dark and twisted mind, a strange and complicated relationship develops that neither man expected. Based on actual transcripts of interviews between FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and the incarcerated Ted Bundy, No Man of God is “nothing short of riveting. It is a must-see” (Reel News Daily).