“Be strong and rock hard,” Mötley Crüe advised. And when you deliver, “shout at the devil.” Netflix dropped the first Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt trailer and it looks like the world’s most notorious band had a blast earning that reputation. The film won’t cop out on the band’s more controversial and painful moments. Nikki Sixx’s Dec. 23, 1987 party til you die party with Slash and Steven Adler from Guns N’ Roses and Ratt’s Robbin Crosby; Tommy Lee’s stormy marriage to Heather Locklear; Mick Mars’ bone disease diagnosis, and the car crash that killed Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley and put Vince Neil in jail will all get celluloid treatment.
The biopic is a film adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s 2001 memoir, The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. The film will be directed by Jeff Tremaine, who heads the Jackass franchise. The screenplay was written by Rich Wilkes (xXx) and Tom Kapinos, who writes for Showtime’s Californication. Tommy Lee appeared on the season 4 episode of the series “Lights, Camera, Asshole,” performing “Home Sweet Home” at a barroom piano.
Mötley Crüe is best known as an 80s hair band. They formed in L.A. They released their first album, Too Fast for Love, in 1981. They went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide. Mötley Crüe played their last concert at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve in 2015.
The Mötley Crüe biopic project has been in production for over ten years. Larry Charles was initially slated to direct the film for both Paramount and MTV Films in 2006.
Mötley Crüe Biopic The Dirt Trailer
It could have happened to anyone, but it happened to an 80s hair band out of LA made up of a cover band singer, a runaway, a kid drummer, and an old man guitarist who just wanted to play. Mötley Crüe wanted to knock clubs audiences on their asses with a stage show and a little anarchy and they went on to be the toast of the town. Netflix’s first trailer for The Dirt shows drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Mick Mars, frontman Vince Neil, and bassist/songwriter Nikki Sixx living the stage madness at home, on the road, and on the charts. They lived the rock star life life like they were skydiving naked from an aeroplane. No, that’s not a scene from a trailer, it’s from a song Nikki wrote about dying, clinically, from an OD.
You can watch the trailer here:
Mötley Crüe Biopic The Dirt Cast
Douglas Booth got a cozy little job. He’s playing Nikki Sixx. Machine Gun Kelly aka MGK but born Colson Baker, is taking a taking a piece of the action as Tommy Lee. Daniel Webber plays Vince Neil, Game of Thrones‘ Iwan Rheon plays Mick Mars.
Rebekah Graf (Entourage, Riptide and Bones) plays Heather Locklear. Leven Rambin (Gone, True Detective, The Hunger Games) takes on the role of Neil’s ex-wife Charisse. Breaking Bad‘s David Costabile will portray Mötley Crüe’s manager Doc McGhee. Pete Davidson from Saturday Night Live will play record executive Tom Zutat. Tony Cavalero plays Ozzy Osbourne.
Mötley Crüe The Dirt New Music
Motley Crue recorded four new studio songs for the soundtrack, frontman Vince Neil announced in September.
Mötley Crüe The Dirt Release Date
The Dirt is coming to Netflix on March 22, 2019.