Metallica's James Hetfield Makes Acting Debut In Bundy Movie

While we wait patiently for the new Ted Bundy drama to arrive in our Netflix cues, it seems we’ll also get to feast our eyes on the acting debut of an actual rock god.

Metallica’s own James Hetfield plays cop Bob Hayward in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, the movie about ‘70s serial killer and rapist Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron.

Hayward’s arrest of Bundy was key in Bundy’s execution in 1989 for the murder of at least 30 women.


Het’s connection with the film came about because of its director, Joe Berlinger, who also directed the 2004 Metallica documentary, Some Kind Of Monster.

“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,” Berlinger said of Hetfield last year.

“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.”

The docu-series “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes”, which premiered on Netflix on January 24, was also directed by Berlinger.

Netflix is paying an estimated $9 million for the feature-length drama.

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