Metallica guitarist James Hetfield will make his big-screen dramatic film debut with a part in the upcoming Ted Bundy biopic. Scroll below to see the first photo of Hetfield in the movie.
Hetfield will play the role of “no-nonsense” Utah highway patrol Officer Bob Hayward in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, as Deadline reports.
Hayward was the first officer to arrest the serial killer – who will be played in the movie by Zac Efron – in 1975 after he pulled Bundy over on a highway.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is being directed by Joe Berlinger, who also co-produced and directed the Metallica documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.
“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,” Berlinger said in a statement. “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 joins a cast which also includes Efron, Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario, Angela Sarafyan, Jeffrey Donovan Terry Kinney and Dylan Baker.
See the first photo of Hetfield in the film below.
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#Repost @joeberlingerfilms ・・・ A special day on set of our little Bundy movie starring @zacefron and @lilyjcollins… Metallica is in the house as @papa_het_ plays Officer Bob Hayward in his first dramatic role. Having one of my musical heroes in our film is pretty damn awesome. ・・・ Photo by @brian_douglas_stills
The upcoming film is currently in production, with a release date still yet to be set.
Last month, Efron shared a behind-the-scenes look at his portrayal of Ted Bundy.