Metallica's James Hetfield Takes Role In Ted Bundy Film

Metallica frontman James Hetfield has accepted a role in an upcoming thriller about serial killer Ted Bundy. 

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile, stars Zac Efron as the notorious murderer.

Hetfield will play police officer Bob Hayward, who arrested Bundy in 1975 following a traffic stop in which he found burglary tools. 

Hetfield has played himself in numerous films and TV shows, but this will be his first dramatic role as another character.

The film will be directed by Oscar nominee Joe Berlinger, who produced the Metallica: Some Kind of Monster documentary and wrote a book about his time with the band.

“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, in a statement. “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.”

Extremely Wicked also features Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons and Haley Joel Osment. 

Bundy confessed to 30 murders in seven states between 1974 and 1978. He was first arrested in 1975 in Utah and became a suspect in a rash of unsolved crimes. Bundy escaped from jail twice while facing murder charges and committed more murders while he was out. 

He was recaptured in 1978 and was executed in Florida in 1989. 

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile is due to be released sometime in 2019.

Original article by Andrew Magnotta at iHeartRadio