James Hetfield‘s acting debut in the Ted Bundy biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile will be coming to Netflix on May 3. The streaming giant has also released a new, haunting trailer for the film.
Hetfield plays Officer Bob Hayward, the first law enforcement officer to arrest Bundy. Extremely Wicked… is directed by Joe Berlinger who also directed and produced the 2004 documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster. Berlinger is also the executive producer of the Netflix mini-series Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.
Extremely Wicked… had a very successful premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, which led to Netflix winning the bid for the film’s U.S. and some international rights. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix paid $9 million for the rights to the film.
The film explores the relationship between serial killer Ted Bundy and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, and tells the story of serial killer Bundy from her perspective. Bundy and Kloepfer are portrayed by Zac Efron and Lily Collins, respectively.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.