So here it comes at last – after what seems like a lifetime of expectation, the long awaited movie version of Motley Crue’s infamous group autobiography, The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, has been given a release date.
Motley Crue’s frontman Vince Neil could barely contain his excitement when tweeted: “Wow!!! Just left Netflix offices. Just saw The Dirt movie!! Fuckin’ awesome!! Can’t wait for everyone to see it! Released March 22!! Yea!!!”
Wow!!! Just left Netflix offices. Just saw “The Dirt” movie!! Fuckin awesome!! Can’t wait for everyone to see it! Released March 22!! Yea!!!— Vince Neil (@thevinceneil) December 2, 2018
Quite what makes it from the book to the big screen remains to be seen. Originally published in 2001 and co-written by Neil Strauss, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band is one of the most infamous rock’n’roll tomes to have ever been published. Packed with salacious stories of drug abuse, epic alcohol consumption, groupies, further drug abuse, more groupies, fast cars, overdoses, jail, trashed hotel rooms and their dire consequences, it makes Hammer Of The Gods – the 1985 Led Zeppelin biography – look like a beginners’ manual.
The film has been in the pipeline since 2006. Seinfeld and Borat writer Larry Charles was originally down to direct, but that role has been fulfilled by Jeff Tremaine, who has worked on a number of Jackass project. The film has been produced the band.
The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band stars Daniel Webber as Vince Neil, Douglas Booth as Sixx, Machine Gun Kelly as drummer Tommy Lee and Game Of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon as guitarist Mick Mars. Depictions of Ozzy Osbourne, Heather Locklear and Crüe manager Doc McGhee will also feature.
So mark 22 March in your diary and get ready to have a vigorous shower after reveling in Motley Crue’s dirt.