Mötley Crüe madness is descending upon movie land, with Focus Features confirming their plans to turn the band’s autobiography, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, into a new biopic.
The critically-acclaimed book, published in 2001, was written by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx, alongside author Neil Strauss.
Now set to become a full-length feature film, the book retells the iconic band’s ultimate rock and roll tales. Unbelievable in parts and simply mind-boggling in others, the band’s encounters with the wild and free are set to be even more explosive on screen.
The new movie will be directed by Jeff Tremaine (known largely for his work on Jackass), with a screenplay written by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos.
“We’re going with all unknowns,” confirmed Mötley Crüe drummer, Tommy Lee. “I think that’s crucial here, too. Getting known actors would not so anybody or the film or the band or any of that stuff justice.”
All four Mötley Crüe members will co-produce the film.
Mötley Crüe will join Download Festival 2015 headliners Slipknot, Muse and Kiss at the festival in June, having been confirmed for Sunday’s main stage.
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