Metallica’s Frontman James Hetfield Stars in Western “The Thicket”
Metallica‘s frontman James Hetfield stars in the western thriller movie “The Thicket” for Tubi. The Thicket is a dark western thriller inspired by Joe R. Lansdale’s book of the same title as well. It stars and is produced by Game of Thrones alumnus Peter Dinklage. Calgary in Canada is the location of the production.
The synopsis of this movie follows a kidnapping story in West Texas. When Cut Throat Bill (Lewis) kidnaps a girl, her brother engages Reginald Jones (Dinklage), a bounty hunter, to find the girl. He quickly finds himself in charge of a band of outcasts who travel with him. The brother is portrayed by Leon Hawke (The Crowded Room), and the sister is portrayed by Esmé Creed-Miles (Hanna). The Thicket, a book by Joe R. Lansdale, was also chosen by the Library Journal as one of the best works of historical fiction the year it was published, in 2013.
James Hetfield has always been known for his powerful and intense stage presence during his musical performances. It is expected that he will bring the same intensity to his role in “The Thicket”. He has been preparing for his role for months, taking acting classes and working with a dialect coach to perfect his southern accent.
One of the challenges that Hetfield faced while preparing for the role was to make the transition from a musician to an actor. However, he has expressed his excitement about the opportunity to explore a new medium of expression and challenge himself creatively.
James Hetfield‘s performance in the movie is expected to be a game-changer for the western movie genre. His ability to convey emotions through his music is expected to translate well on the cinemas or streaming platforms. Fans are eagerly anticipating his performance, and it is expected that his acting career will take off after this movie.
Peter Dinklage also talked about the upcoming movie:
“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.”
Where can I watch The Thicket online?
Tubi Films, Peter Dinklage and David Ginsberg of Estuary Films, Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev of Nomadic Pictures, Gianni Nunnari of Hollywood Gang, and Andre L III of MiLu Entertainment are all involved in the production of The Thicket.
Also, Caddy Vanasirikul and Brian O’Shea are producing through The Exchange, which has global distribution rights while Tubi has North American and Canadian rights.
During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Zac Efron talked about James Hetfield’s skills:
“James Hetfield, to his credit, and absolutely nailed the part, he just crushed it. 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 tip, but he didn’t ask for a single one. James Hetfield is the shit!
James Hetfield starred in the Netflix film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile” a few years ago in 2019. In that movie, Lily Collins played Ted Bundy’s longstanding lover, who at the time was unaware of the crimes, and was played by Zac Efron, who was a prominent serial killer. Officer Bob Hayward was played by Hetfield.
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