Earlier this year, we reported the Metallica frontman will star opposite Zac Efron in the upcoming biopic on serial killer Ted Bundy, titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile.
Hetfield is once again working with Joe Berlinger, who is not only directing the Bundy biopic, but co-directed Metallica's 2004 documentary Some Kind of Monster. Hetfield has been cast to play Officer Bob Hayward, the Utah highway patrol officer who first arrested Ted Bundy in 1975. The movie is scheduled for it's worldwide premiere later this month.
Hetfield will likely have scenes with Haley Joel Osment, who also plays a cop. Other actors in the film are John Malkovich playing a judge, The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons is also in the film.
The first showing of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile will be at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26th.
There is still no actual footage from the movie publicly available but we will keep you posted when it happens. Hopefully, Papa Het will get good reviews for his role.
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A #special #day on #set of our little #bundy #movie starring @zacefron and @lilyjcollins … @metallica is in the house as #jameshetfield @papa_het_ plays Officer Bob Hayward in the #metal #god 's #first #dramatic #role #cleancut Having one of my #musical #heroes in our #film is #pretty #damn #awesome Photo by @brian_douglas_stills