Good news for Mötley Crüe fans, as Netflix is adapting the group’s infamous biography The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, into a feature-length film.
Last week, bassist Nikki Sixx tweeted that Noah star Douglas Booth will play him, and it was then reported that that rapper Machine Gun Kelly will be portraying drummer Tommy Lee.
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) January 19, 2018
And now, it has been announced that Iwan Rheon, best known for playing Game of Thrones villain Ramsay Bolton, will take on the role of guitarist Mick Mars. And finally, The Punisher’s Daniel Webber is going to play the band’s frontman, Vince Neil.
The film adaptation of The Dirt is being directed by Jeff Tremaine, the man behind Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, and produced by LBI Entertainment’s Julie Yorn and Rick Yorn, alongside Erik Olsen and Amanda Adelson who penned the script. Netflix will distribute the project, which was previously with Focus, and before that, Paramount.
It sounds as though the adaptation will stay true to the source material, as Neil previously told Las Vegas Magazine that script stays “pretty close to The Dirt, so if you’ve read The Dirt, it’s really something to look forward to.”
When asked how it was to see someone else play him, he said: “That’s gonna be strange. It’s funny, I saw the table read of the last script. They have these different actors playing each person, and even just the table read of the script was weird when the Vince guy was talking. [Laughs] It wasn’t the guy that’s gonna play me, but it was just kind of weird hearing somebody say your words. It’s a bit of a trip.”
Lee and Sixx attended a read-through of the script in 2014 with Tremaine, and were very impressed with what they saw.
“Can I tell you it was the most f*cking insanely surreal experience I’ve ever sat through, y’know,” Lee told GMI Rock News, “I sat through probably two hours and change of literally watching people act and play through this two-hour-plus movie of your… of 30 years of your life that went by in two hours, and I was just like, ‘What the f*ck?! That’s insane. This movie is insane.’ Even just the way the movie starts, you’re like, ‘How the hell are we gonna rate this thing, triple R?”
Having read the book, ‘Triple-R’ is probably their safest bet.
Whatever you might think of the casting choices for The Dirt, they’ve already been given the Nikki Sixx seal of approval:
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) January 23, 2018