Metallica’s James Hetfield To Play A Police Officer In The New Ted Bundy Film

How cool is this?! Metallica‘s James Hetfield has been cast in the upcoming thriller “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile.” The new biopic, directed by Joe Berlinger, follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins. James Hetfield will portray Officer Bob Hayward, a Utah highway patrol veteran who was the first law enforcement officer to arrest Bundy in 1975.

Here’s the official update from Metallica.com, “No rest for the wicked here as James spent a few of his days between tour dates in front of the camera once again for Academy-award nominated director Joe Berlinger as he filmed scenes for Joe’s upcoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. The movie follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time, had no knowledge of the crimes.

James will be playing Officer Bob Hayward, a Utah highway patrol veteran who was the first law enforcement officer to arrest Bundy in 1975 after pulling the killer over and discovering burglary tools in his car but wisely suspecting much worse. While James has played himself in other films and television productions, this will be his first dramatic role taking on a different character.

‘Tallica fans all know Joe Berlinger as the director and producer our very own Some Kind of Monster along with the late Bruce Sinofsky in 2004. There is not a release date for Extremely Wicked… yet, but we’ll keep you updated here. And in the meantime, James is back out on the road as we hit the stage in Bologna, Italy tonight.

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