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March 30 2008

James Marsters Portrays Ted Bundy on LMN. James' "mesmerizing portrayal" of the late serial murderer in "The Capture of the Green River Killer" Tonight at 8 (Part 2 Monday at 8) on the Lifetime Movie Network.

It's only a cameo, but it's getting good reviews.

Weird. I thought James had a problem with rapist roles? Sure, Ted kills them and then "rapes" them.. but yeah.
He was clear about this. He's only playing the guy in jail (if I'm not mistaken), not gonna 'act' out any "rapes".
Plus I also read that he took the role as a favor to the director, or someone involved with the film.

But Wah! I don't get the Lifetime movie network.
oooo! I wish I got lifetime :(. I need more than basic. I only get spanish channels.
Cameo? From the commercials I've seen, Lifetime is giving the impression JM is the star of the movie.
If it's anything like 'The River Man' another TVM about the same hunt, Ted Bundy isn't in it for all that long (in the other film he was played by Cary Elwes and had maybe 15-20 minutes screen time, if that - can't really remember it too well).

Basically it's about a detective that, while engaged in a serial killer hunt, goes to jail and interviews Bundy to try to gain insight into the man he's hunting. Elwes was pretty good in the other one and i've no doubt JM will acquit himself well also.
Any ideas how far into the mini-series the Bundy bit is? Going to tivo and fast forward... :)
I don't get the movie channel, so I'll have to catch this elsewhere. Guess it's the next episode of John Adams for me tonight.
Sounds to me like the reviewer was impressed with the James cameo and not so impressed with the star of the movie. Next time they will know to have James as the star. Will they never learn.
Basically it's about a detective that, while engaged in a serial killer hunt, goes to jail and interviews Bundy to try to gain insight into the man he's hunting.

So like The Silence of the Lambs with B-grade actors?

James should watch out or he'll be typecast as a multiple murderer... Spike, Captain John and now Ted Bundy? The resume is looking terribly bloody...
But he does have "nice guy" roles in "PS..I Love You" and "Without a Trace" to balance it all out. Plus Brainiac, Lex Luthor in Superman: Doomsday and Piccolo fill out an impressive roster of villians on that CV.

[ edited by true to dru on 2008-03-31 04:59 ]
So like The Silence of the Lambs with B-grade actors?

Pretty much. In fairness though, Thomas Harris took the idea from this guy and his Bundy interviews NOT vice versa (but since the films came out afterwards - understandably, since the Green River killer was only caught in 2001 - it'll seem like a rip off of Lambs).
So once again, JM is "mesmerizing", although only on screen for "minutes". When is someone going to wise up and give this guy a good role in a quality film, with some actual screen time?

He proved his versatility years ago in Cool Money (I think the European/UK release had a different title.)
Any ideas how far into the mini-series the Bundy bit is? Going to tivo and fast forward...


He's about 3/4 of the way through it. Let's hear it for DVR!

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