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First Look: No Man of God

In director Amber Sealey’s No Man of God, Luke Kirby plays serial killer Ted Bundy while Elijah Wood is FBI agent Bill Hagmaier, to whom Bundy finally confessed his crimes while on Death Row.

“Bill Hagmaier is the man who’s credited with getting Ted Bundy to come clean about his crimes right before his execution,” Sealey tells EW. “Even though Bill himself is a very religious, very good, very honorable person, he had to forge a friendship with Bundy, in a way, in order to get close enough to him in order for Bundy to feel safe enough to come clean. And he did.”

“The film is really comprised of a series of conversations and those conversations are lifted in part from real conversations and then recollections from Bill of these conversations,” Wood tells us.

No Man of God is produced by SpectreVision, the production company Wood founded in 2010 with Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller. For the most part, Wood has been notable by his absence from the company’s releases — which include 2018’s Mandy and last year’s Archenemy — and the Lord of the Rings actor didn’t initially envision starring in the film.

“As it pertains to things that we do with our company, I’m never reading material thinking of myself as an actor,” says Wood. “I’m only ever thinking as a producer. It was a significant way through the process that I was like, I actually do want to do this. I love Bill and I love his journey in this relationship.”