The planned Motley Crue biopic The Dirt has found its Mick Mars and Vince Neil. Game Of Thrones star Iwan Rheon will play Mars and Daniel Webber (The Punisher) will portray Neil in the planned movie, which is set to roll into production in February, so reports The Hollywood Reporter.
They join the already cast Douglas Booth, who is set to play Nikki Sixx, and Machine Gun Kelly, who will play drummer Tommy Lee in the movie, based on the best-selling autobiography written by the band and author Neil Strauss.
Jeff Tremaine (the Jackass movies) is set to direct the film from a screenplay by Rich Wilkes, Tom Kapinos and Amanda Adelson.
Here’s a little more info from the source material, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.
Celebrate thirty years of the world’s most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors’ edition of The Dirt—the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band’s crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt. Even fans already familiar with earlier editions of the bestselling exposé will treasure this gorgeous deluxe edition. Joe Levy at Rolling Stone calls The Dirt “without a doubt . . . the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting.”
The movie is housed over at Netflix where we’re assuming it will debut sometime next year. More as it comes in.
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