James Hetfield’s Ted Bundy Movie Is Coming To Netflix
James Hetfield’s acting debut is coming to Netflix. The movie (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile) is based on the life of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy and stars the Metallica frontman as Officer Bob Hayward alongside Zac Efron who plays Bundy.
Premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Netflix has purchased the movie for $9 million according to reports. The streaming giant has recently seen success with its Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes series, so this new deal makes a lot sense. Plus, they both have the same director in Joe Berlinger.
No official trailers of Hetfield’s acting have been released yet, but Metallica posted this on Instagram last year, whetting our appetite instantly.
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#Repost @joeberlingerfilms ・・・ A special day on set of our little Bundy movie starring @zacefron and @lilyjcollins… Metallica is in the house as @papa_het_ plays Officer Bob Hayward in his first dramatic role. Having one of my musical heroes in our film is pretty damn awesome. ・・・ Photo by @brian_douglas_stills
A synopsis of the movie reads: “Ted (Zac Efron) is crazy-handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. And cautious single mother Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins) ultimately cannot resist his charms. For her, Ted is a match made in heaven, and she soon falls head over heels in love with the dashing young man.
“A picture of domestic bliss, the happy couple seems to have it all figured out… until, out of nowhere, their perfect life is shattered.
“Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. Concern soon turns to paranoia – and, as evidence piles up, Liz is forced to consider that the man with whom she shares her life could actually be a psychopath.”
The movie is reportedly getting a full theatrical release in autumn.
Metallica embark on a stadium tour of Europe later this year.
Metallica European tour 2019
May 01: Lisbon Estádio do Restelo, Portugal
May 03: Madrid Valdebebas, Spain
May 05: Barcelona Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Spain
May 08: Milan San Siro Hippodrome, Italy
May 10: Zürich Letzigrund, Switzerland
May 12: Paris Stade De France, France
Jun 08: Dublin Slane Castle, Ireland
Jun 11: Amsterdam Johan Cruijff Arena, Netherlands
Jun 13: Cologne RheinEnergieStadion, Germany
Jun 16: Brussels Koning Boudewijnstadion, Belgium
Jun 18: Manchester Etihad Stadium, UK
Jun 20: London Twickenham Stadium, UK
Jul 06: Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
Jul 09: Gothenburg Ullevi, Sweden
Jul 11: Copenhagen Telia Parken, Denmark
Jul 13: Trondheim Granåsen, Norway
Jul 16: Hameenlinna Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto, Finland
Jul 18: Tartu, Raadi Airport, Estonia
Jul 21: Moscow Luzhniki Stadium, Russia
Aug 14: Bucharestv Arena Națională, Romania
Aug 16: Vienna Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Austria
Aug 18: Prague Airport Letnany, Czech Republic
Aug 21: Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland
Aug 23: Munich Olympiastadion, Germany
Aug 25: Mannheim Maimarktgelande, Germany
Last week Metallica played a surprise hometown show at San Francisco’s 500-capacity club The Independent – their first proper live gig in 738 days!
Hear State Champs’ absolutely wicked cover of Fall Out Boy’s Take This To Your Grave track.