As the frontman for the thrash outfit Metallica, James Hetfield has been featured in several documentaries exploring the band’s legacy; he’s also made cameos in a bunch of TV shows, but he always plays himself. We’re getting word today, however, that the growler will be taking on his first dramatic role.
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As bizarre as it sounds on paper, Hetfield will be playing a cop!
Metallica frontman James Hetfield is joining Voltage Pictures’ upcoming Ted Bundy thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, which is currently in production.
In the pic which follows Zac Efron as the notorious serial killer, 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. While Hetfield has played himself in other films and television productions, this will be his first dramatic role taking on a different character.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile is directed by Joe Berlinger who previously worked with Hetfield on the Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster. We don’t have a release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out Hetfield and his boys playing Unforgiven live in the video below.