Metallica’s James Hetfield Signs On to First Time Acting Role in Ted Bundy Movie 

Posted: 5:20 pm Monday, February 12th, 2018

By Donna Donna

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James Hetfield may be on the road with Metallica, but that didn’t stop him from making a deal to appear in the forthcoming movie ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.’ The film is based on the story of serial killer Ted Bundy and get this, it stars one-time Disney Channel star Zac Effron as Bundy!

Hetfield has been in movies and TV shows before, but this is the first film where he will not be playing himself. He’ll play Utah Highway Patrolman Bob Hayward, who was the first officer to arrest Bundy in 1975, after pulling him over for a traffic violation.

‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ director Joe Berlinger, co-produced and directed the ‘Metallica: Some Kind of Monster’ movie and said about Hetfield:

“Having spent hundreds of hours behind the scenes with James and the rest of Metallica, I have experienced his charisma and powerful presence close up…it seemed only natural that he would bring that same power and magnetism to a dramatic role, so when he agreed to my pitch that he be in the movie, I was thrilled.”

Hetfield isn’t the only one in the film with rock conections, the movie also stars Phil Collins’ daughter Lily Collins as Bundy’s girlfriend. John Malkovich, Jim Parsons and Haley Joel Osment round out the cast.

The film is currently in production; no release date has been set.