Metallica frontman James Hetfield has been cast in the Zac Efron led Ted Bundy biopic, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Hetfield will play a Utah State Highway Patrolman Bob Hayward, who is the first to arrest the infamous serial killer.
Here’s what Hetfield said in a statement:
“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.”
With Metallica being one of the bands that inspired me to learn how to play the guitar, as well as other instruments, seeing Hetfield in a legitimate movie role is something I will surely look forward to.
This will be the first legit acting role for the heavy metal songwriter, though he did lend his voice to narrate the History Channel Show The Hunt in 2014. He will join a cast of well-known actors including Zac Efron, alongside John Malkovich, Haley Joel Osment, and Jim Parsons. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will be directed by Joe Berlinger, who previously worked with Hetfield on the Metallica documentary, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.
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Source: Consequence of Sound