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Metallica’s James Hetfield Takes Role In New Film About Serial Killer Ted Bundy


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Metallica vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield will have a part in the upcoming film ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile‘. Joe Berlinger, who co-directed the Metallica documentary ‘Metallica: Some Kind of Monster‘, is helming the picture. It stars Zac Efron as serial killer Ted Bundy and Lily Collins as his girlfriend Elizabeth Kleopfer. Bundy was executed in 1989, having confessed to dozens of depraved murders, rapes and more.

Hetfield will portray Officer Bob Hayward in the film. The following description was offered of Hayward‘s persona: “a no-nonsense 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.”

Berlinger commented of having Hetfield onboard:

“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. 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.”

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