What We Know About Mötley Crüe Biopic ‘The Dirt’ So Far

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The Dirt, the upcoming biographical musical comedy-drama on party rockers Mötley Crüe, is finally coming to Netflix this Friday.

The film is based off the book of the same name, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. The debaucherous tales of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll will come to life on the (little) big screen.

As for actor counterparts, Machine Gun Kelly will star as Tommy Lee, Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars and Daniel Webber as Vince Neil.

“It really shows what life was like. It actually maybe even downplays it a little bit, because we were completely out of control back then,” Crüe singer Vince Neil says to Exclaim. “There are some funny scenes in this movie and there’s a lot of R-rated stuff, but that was Mötley Crüe.”

Jackass director Jeff Tremaine is at the helm to shoot. The movie will cover drug addictions, divorces, and yes, the parties. The TV throwing incident has made the trailer, so expect to see this in the final cut of the movie too.

But it’s not all fun and games: The Dirt promises to highlight the consequences of their actions, including a scene that Tommy Lee admitted he didn’t want to make the final cut of the film.

“I kinda didn’t want that in there. I’m not proud of it. But it’s real and it happens to people,” Lee says to Entertainment Weekly. “We didn’t hide it when it was in the book. I regret that, and we all make mistakes, but I think it’s important to know; maybe it’ll help someone.”

The Dirt premieres on Netflix this Friday, March 22.

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