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Metallica’s James Hetfield to appear in Ted Bundy movie

By | Published on Tuesday 13 February 2018


Metallica frontman James Hetfield is to make his acting debut, playing a police officer in a new biopic about serial killer Ted Bundy called ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile’.

Joe Berlinger – who made Metallica documentary ‘Some Kind Of Monster’ – is directing the film. Starring Zac Efron as Bundy, Hetfield will play Bob Hayward, the Utah highway patrol officer who was the first policeman to arrest the killer in 1975.

“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”, says Berlinger. “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”.

Currently filming, the movie also stars Haley Joel Osment and John Malkovich, with British actor Lily Collins playing Bundy’s girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer.