The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band was an autobiography for the whole of Motley Crue, though it should be noted that it was written with the assistance of Neil Strauss, a ghostwriter who might be better-known to some because of his books about his experiences with the pick-up artist community. Regardless, since Motley Crue had a reputation for their hedonism, it should come as no surprise to learn that the book performed well when it promised a surfeit of such stories. In turn, this meant that there was an enormous interest in making a biopic about Motley Crue, though based on the fact that The Dirt was released back in 2001, it is clear that the members of the band were waiting for the right offer to come their way.
What Do We Know About the Motley Crue Biopic Based on The Dirt?
Now, it seems that Motley Crue has received the right offer because it has been known for some time that Netflix is making a Motley Crue biopic based on the contents of The Dirt. As a result, it will be interesting to see exactly how faithful the resulting movie will be to its source material, seeing as how it did not exactly paint the members of the band in the best light. The hedonism is guaranteed because for a lot of people, that is the whole point of rock and roll tell-alls. However, it remains to be seen how well the resulting movie will capture the effects of the hedonism had on not just the band members but also the people around the band members, which are in addition to their eventual disillusionment when they started to realize that their excesses were in a real sense, what they were expected to engage in as part of their rock and roll superstar personas.
With that said, for those who are curious, a fair amount has been revealed about the people who are involved with the Motley Crue biopic. For example, it is known that the director will be Jeff Tremaine, who might be best-known to most people as the co-creator of Jackass as well as someone who has been involved with the Jackass franchise ever since. Furthermore, the script will be written by a team-up between Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos, with the latter being best-known for creating Californication. Finally, it has been revealed that Machine Gun Kelly has been chosen to play the part of Tommy Lee, the drummer for Motley Crue. For those who are unfamiliar with that particular name, Machine Gun Kelly is a rapper who has released three studio albums so far, which are in addition to a number of roles in various movies and TV shows.
Based on the recent announcement, it seems that the production for the Motley Crue biopic has moved on to the casting part of the process, which suggests that it is making a fair amount of progress. As more progress gets made, it seems probable that more news will come out to feed the curiosity of interested fans. After all, Netflix has a need for original content of its own, meaning that it is bound to be interested in ensuring the success of the Motley Crue biopic.