Metallica frontman James Hetfield made his dramatic acting debut this weekend with the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. However, if you weren’t able to get yourself to Utah for the festival, you can catch a glimpse of the singer in the trailer for the film.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile tells the story of serial killer Ted Bundy (Played by Zac Efron) from the perspective of girlfriend Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins), who was incredulous of the violent crimes he had committed.
Hetfield plays the role of officer Bob Hayward, the patrolman who arrested Bundy after pulling him over to discover burglary tools in his car and suspecting something much worse.
The film was directed by Joe Berlinger, who should be familiar to Metallica fans as one of the directors of the documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster and author of autobiography Metallica: This Monster Lives.
Talking about casting Hetfield in the film, Berlinger said:
“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. 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.”
Aside from Hetfield, Efron and Collins, Extremely Wicked also stars Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment and John Malkovich. The film will show three more times at Sundance over the next week. A wider release has not been announced yet.