Exclusively from Deadline: Douglas Booth is in negotiations to play Nikki Sixx, co-founder of the heavy metal group Motley Crue, in the biopic ‘The Dirt’. Jeff Tremaine of Jackass fame is set to direct while Netflix will handle distribution.
The film is based on the 2001 collaborative book The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band which “celebrates thirty years of the world’s most notorious rock band…the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography.” The Dirt is a partnership between Motley Crue & New York Times writer Neil Strauss.
Formed in Los Angeles in 1981 with bassist Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, lead singer Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars; The Crue has gone on to sell more than 100 million records worldwide, including 25 million albums in the United States. Motley Crue became known for its glam rock style following the release of their third album Theatre of Pain (1985). The band played their final show on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015 at LA’s Staples Center.
LBI Entertainment’s Rick Yorn and Julie Yorn are producing with Erik Olsen and Amanda Adelson, who wrote the script. The Dirt gives fans a glimpse into the band’s rise to fame and their highs and lows including “a crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs & rollercoaster drug addictions.”
No other information has been provided including casting, when production will begin & a possible release date.