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Metallica Frontman To Star In Western Thriller

Days after Metallica’s latest release, the iconic band’s frontman, James Hetfield will step outside the music space to act in the upcoming Western thriller, The Thicket. Based alongside stars Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Juliette Lewis.

The film focuses on a kidnapping in West Texas, where a killer known as Cut Throat Bill (Lewis) abducts a girl. Her brother subsequently hires a bounty hunter named Reginald Jones (Dinklage) to find her and soon finds himself leading a group of misfits who accompany him on his journey. Leon Hawke (The Crowded Room) plays the brother, while Esmé Creed-Miles (Hanna) plays his sister.

About the move, Dinklage said “I’m so very excited to bring Joe Lansdale’s riveting story to the screen.” “A journey into the heart of darkness to find love and return it to its rightful place.”

Several years ago, James played a policeman in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, did voice-overs in Netflix’s Skylanders Academy and other cartoons, and has also portrayed a fictionalized version of himself, alongside his Metallica bandmates, on Billions. In 2014, the rock guitarist and lead singer narrated the History Channel series The Hunt about bears.

“James Hetfield, to his credit, and absolutely nailed the part, he just crushed it,” Efron told talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel of the singer’s work in Extremely Wicked, according to Blabbermouth. “It’s like he’s been acting his own life. He had no fear. He did a great job. I was ready to maybe give James Hetfield [an acting] tip, but he didn’t ask for a single one. James Hetfield is the shit.”

Though Hetfield’s western thriller role has yet to be revealed, filming has already started in Calgary, Canada.

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Author: Al Denté

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