The first photo of Metallica frontman James Hetfield on set while filming the upcoming thriller about serial killer Ted Bundy has surfaced. The film, called Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile, stars former High School Musical star Zac Efron as the notorious serial killer. Hetfield stars as Police Officer Bob Hayward, who arrested Bundy in 1975 following a traffic stop.
The picture was posted by Joe Berlinger, who produced and co-directed the Metallica: Some Kind of Monster documentary, and is directing the Bundy biopic. Not including the director's abundant use of hashtags, he captioned the pic with, "A special day on set of our little bundy movie starring @zacefron and @lilyjcollins ... @metallica is in the house as James Hetfield @papa_het_ plays Officer Bob Hayward in the metal god's first dramatic role. Having one of my musical heroes in our film is pretty damn awesome."
“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 in a statement. “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.”
Extremely Wicked also features rock and roll heiress Lily Collins (daughter of Phil Collins), as well as John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment and many others.
Check out the pic above.