MÖTLEY CRÜE’s ‘The Dirt’ Actor Search
There’s a rumour that British actor Douglas Booth is in negotiations to play Nikki Sixx in Motley Crue’s film adaptation of their biography, “The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”!
Interesting to note that the movie (Netflix is distributing) is being directed by “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” director Jeff Tremaine and is being produced by LBI Entertainment’s Julie Yorn and Rick Yorn, along with Erik Olsen and Amanda Adelson, who wrote the script.
Booth stars in the animated movie “Loving Vincent”, which has been described as “perhaps the ultimate artistic tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, in that over 100 artists spent seven years handpainting every one of the 140,000 frames of the film.”
Back in December 2016 – Nikki Sixx was a guest of SiriusXM’s “Debatable” and said that “The Dirt” was being moved around, “Some different companies are really interested. But it’s a slow-moving process. It’s beyond [being] in development. We’re changing partners. I know that [N.W.A.’s hit biopic] ‘Straight Outta Compton’ took over eleven years to put together. It’s a slow-moving thing.”
Motley singer Vince Neil told Las Vegas Magazine that “The Dirt” movie script stays “pretty close to ‘The Dirt’, so if you’ve read ‘The Dirt’, it’s really something to look forward to.”
According to drummer Tommy Lee, don’t expect any big stars in “The Dirt” movie, “We’re going with all unknowns. I think that’s crucial here, too. Getting known actors would not do anybody or the film or the band or any of that stuff justice. I think it would be watching a well-known actor play Vince or myself or Nikki or Mick [Mars] would be weird, because all of those other movies they’ve done would be attached to that character, and it would be real hard to remove those. There’s a lot of up-and-coming young actors that are fucking amazing, actually.”
Written by Todd Hancock / https://twitter.com/toddcastpodcast