According to Deadline, Netflix is in talks to make a biopic about ‘80s hair-metal band Motley Crüe. This movie will be based on Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, the New York Times bestseller written by bandmates Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx with writer Neil Strauss.
This isn’t the first time we’ve been promised a Dirt movie. The film was first scheduled to be produced by Paramount, and then by Focus. Now, it seems like Netflix is actually going to do it. The book Dirt chronicles the band’s drug-fueled adventures, and their struggles with addiction, celebrity love affairs and near-constant falling outs. There isn’t any word on the cast of the biopic yet, but it’ll be interesting to see who Netflix’s chooses to represent the band.
Dirt the film will be written by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos (Californication) and produced by Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and Allen Kovac. Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) will serve as director, and Motley Crüe themselves will also serve as executive producers.
Check out Paste Cloud video below of the band performing at Oakland Coliseum Stadium circa 1987.