Metallica frontman James Hetfield has shown he’s more talented than just fronting Metallica having been involved in movies and also writing for television, well now he’ll be displaying his acting chops in a new Zac Efron film about Ted Bundy titled Extremely Wicked, Shocking evil and Vile.
Hetfield will play officer Bob Hayward, the first person to ever arrest Bundy. So how did this come about? It’s likely he was suggested for the role by director Joe Berlinger who directed Metallica’s Some Kind of Monster doco. Berlinger said in a statement that he has spent hundreds of hours behind the scenes with Hetfield and has experience his presence and powerful charisma up close. Make of that what you will.
Principle production of the film began a month ago in Kentucky so it’s likely to be released sometime next year.