Metallica's James Hetfield to star in Ted Bundy movie

James Hetfield to play cop in Ted Bundy biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile.
Ted Bundy; James Hetfield Photo credit: Getty

Metallica frontman James Hetfield has been cast as law enforcer in an upcoming Ted Bundy biopic that stars Zac Efron.

The 'Creeping Death' rocker will play 'no-nonsense' Utah highway patrol officer Bob Hayward, the first officer to ever arrest the notorious serial killer.

Hetfield will reunite with director Joe Berlinger, the man behind Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster.

"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.

"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."

The film, entitled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, will also star Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Haley Joel Osment and Jim Parsons.

This story was first reported by Deadline.