Metallica’s James Hetfield has joined the cast of a new film about serial killer Ted Bundy. The movie, which is titled “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile,” is being directed by Joe Berlinger (“Metallica: Some Kind of Monster”, etc.), and it will feature Hetfield as Officer Bob Hayward, Zac Efron as Bundy, and Lily Collins as Bundy's girlfriend Elizabeth Kleopfer.
Metallica said the following:
“No rest for the wicked here as James spent a few of his days between tour dates in front of the camera once again for Academy-award nominated director Joe Berlinger as he filmed scenes for Joe’s upcoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. The movie follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time, had no knowledge of the crimes.
James will be playing Officer Bob Hayward, a 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. While James has played himself in other films and television productions, this will be his first dramatic role taking on a different character.
‘Tallica fans all know Joe Berlinger as the director and producer our very own Some Kind of Monster along with the late Bruce Sinofsky in 2004. There is not a release date for Extremely Wicked… yet, but we’ll keep you updated here. And in the meantime, James is back out on the road as we hit the stage in Bologna, Italy tonight.”