Music News

News > Music News > First photo surfaces of Metallica's James Hetfield in acting debut

First photo surfaces of Metallica's James Hetfield in acting debut

Photo by Andrew Chin | Getty Images

The first photo has surfaced of Metallica frontman James Hetfield in costume on the set of the the upcoming thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile. Director Joe Berlinger shared the photo, saying, "Having one of my musical heroes in our film is pretty damn awesome." Hetfield will play officer Bob Hayward, a Utah highway patrol veteran who was the first law enforcement officer to arrest notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in 1975.

  • The film follows the relationship between Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time had no knowledge of Bundy's crimes.
  • While Hetfield has played himself in other films and TV productions, along with doing voiceover work, this will be his first dramatic role in a live-action feature film. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has appeared in a handful of films in small supporting roles.
  • Berlinger was one of the co-directors of the 2004 documentary Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster.
  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile is in production now but a release date and distributor for the picture have yet to be announced.

READ: Head to The PRP for more on this story

CHECK IT OUT: See James in costume on the set

Related articles

Queens Of The Stone Age, The Killers, Coldplay and Mumford & Sons are among the acts paying tribute to Elton John on a new collection...
Jack White has announced a trio of “intimate” shows to coincide with the release of his new album Boarding House Reach on March 23rd...
Trent Reznor said in a new BBC Radio interview on Thursday (March 15th) that a new Nine Inch Nails EP will be released sometime before mid-June...
Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell is masterminding a new entertainment complex called Kind Heaven in partnership with Caesars Entertainment...
Pearl Jam dedicated the first-ever concert performance of its new song "Can't Deny Me" to the survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting...