Some kind of monster.
Metallica frontman James Hetfield has been cast as Officer Bob Hayward, the cop who caught serial killer Ted Bundy, in Voltage Pictures’ Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
While this is Hetfield’s first dramatic role, he’s worked with director Joe Berlinger before on the Metallica documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster. Berlinger also wrote the book Metallica: This Monster Lives.
Deadline reports that Hetfield will be playing Officer Bob Hayward in the thriller, the Utah trooper who arrested Bundy in 1975 after pulling him over and discovering burglary tools and pantyhose in Bundy’s Beetle.
“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 (via Deadline). “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 will be playing against Zac Efron as the notorious serial killer. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile also features Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons and Haley Joel Osment.
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