James Hetfield will seemingly be seen in his debut performing role on Netflix later this one year, after a $9 million deal used to be cut over the movie Extraordinarily Wicked, Shockingly Injurious and Vile.
The Metallica frontman performs cop Bob Hayward within the factual crime memoir about ‘70s serial killer and rapist Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron. Utah Dual carriageway Patrolman Hayward’s arrest of Bundy used to be a key part in his eventual execution in 1989 for the murder of no longer no longer as much as 30 females.
Hetfield’s reference to the venture came about because of its director, Joe Berlinger, who additionally directed the controversial 2004 Metallica documentary Some Vogue of Monster.
Probabilities are you’ll possibly maybe possibly imagine Hetfield within the movie trailer beneath.
Noting that Extraordinarily Wicked, Shockingly Injurious and Vile had been the subject of a bidding war following its premiere at this one year’s Sundance Film Competition. the Hollywood Reporter described the $9 million figure as “staggering,” and mighty that “Netflix will give the pic an awards-season theatrical drag within the fall.”
When Hetfield’s involvement used to be confirmed final one year, Berlinger acknowledged, “Having spent a full bunch of hours within the again of the scenes with James and the the relaxation of Metallica, I relish experienced his charisma and strong presence pack up. It regarded only natural that he would carry that identical strength and magnetism to a dramatic role, so when he agreed to my pitch that he be within the movie, I used to be overjoyed.”
Berlinger – who additionally made the documentary Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, which is on hand on Netflix now – faced criticism from some quarters after the premiere of Extraordinarily Wicked, Shockingly Injurious and Vile, with some stories suggesting that it “glorified” the killer and portrayed him as one thing of a rock star.
“If you genuinely imagine the movie, the final factor we’re doing is glorifying him,” Berlinger spoke back. “He gets his due on the cease, nonetheless we’re portraying the ride of how one turns staunch into a sufferer to that extra or much less psychopathic seduction.”