James Hetfield’s acting debut in ‘Extremely Wicked, Shckingly Evil, and Vile’ set to premiere at Sundance

Posted by on January 9, 2019

Photo – Wes Orshoski

Earlier last year, it was announced that Metallica’s James Hetfield landed his first-ever acting gig as he joined the cast of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, which is directed by Joe Berlinger, who co-directed Metallica’s 2004 documentary Some Kind of Monster. The film is now scheduled to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival on January 26th in Utah.

The biopic thriller chronicles the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer. Phil Collins’ daughter, Lily Collins, portrays Kloepfer in the film as her character refuses to believe the truth about her boyfriend for years. Other actors include John Malkovich as Judge Edward Cowart, Zac Efron as Ted Bundy, Haley Joel Osment as Jerry, and of course, James Hetfield as Officer Bob Hayward, who first arrested Bundy in 1975.

While the film will be featured at this year’s Sundance, Berlinger will release his docuseries on Bundy via Netflix during the same timeframe. Hopefully, Hetfield’s stunning performance will lead him to more acting gigs in the near-future.

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