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Ted Bundy Movie Featuring James Hetfield To Premiere At Sundance

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Metallica co-founder James Hetfield will feature in a film about serial killer Ted Bundy. The movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, will make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, January 26th in Utah.

Hetfeild portrays Officer Bob Hayward, the first police officer who arrested Bundy, alongside Zac Efron as Bundy and Lily Collins, who plays the single mother that entered into a romantic relationship with the serial killer. The film also stars John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment and more.

The thriller film is directed by Joe Berlinger and is based on a screenplay written by Michael Werwie.

Berlinger is popular for Some Kind of Monster, a 2004 documentary film on Metallica. It shares its name with the song "Some Kind of Monster" from Metallica's 2003 album St. Anger. The film shows many studio rehearsals and fragments of concert footage.

"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," said Berlinger on Hetfield's involvement in the Bundy movie. "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."

Metallica are set to embark on an another U.S. tour leg lined up through March.

Metallica 2019 U.S. Tour Dates:

Jan. 24 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 28 - Raleigh, N.C. @ PNC Arena
Jan. 30 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ U.S. Bank Arena
Feb. 01 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 28 - El Paso, Texas @ Don Haskins Center
March 02 - Lubbock, Texas @ United Supermarkets Arena
March 04 - Wichita, Kan. @ Intrust Bank Arena
March 06 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
March 09 - Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
March 11 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
March 13 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena

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