Metallica frontman James Hetfield has joined the cast of the upcoming Ted Bundy thriller film, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile from Voltage Pictures.
The film is currently in production and Zac Effron plays Ted Bundy in the pic. Hetfield will play Officer Bob Hayward, 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.
Extremely Wicked reteams Oscar-nominated director Joe Berlinger with Hetfield: The former directed and produced the seminal rock-doc Metallica: Some Kind of Monster along with the late Bruce Sinofsky.
The Grammy and multi-Platinum and Gold Award winning artist join a cast that includes Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario, Angela Sarafyan, Jeffrey Donovan Terry Kinney, and Dylan Baker.
This will be Hetfield’s first dramatic role.