Netflix Takes Over Motley Crue Biopic “Dirt”

Netflix is in talks to produce “Dirt,” a film about the rise of 1980s heavy metal band Motley Crue based on the autobiography “The Dirt” by Crue members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx along with author Neil Strauss.

The book follows the full run of their success and excess with drugs, high-heeled boots, makeup and celebrity love affairs – all while the band was selling more than 100 million records worldwide, falling out, and nearly dying from their lifestyle.

Rich Wilkes and “Californication” creator Tom Kapinos are penning the script for the film on which the bandmembers will serve as co-producers. Jeff Tremaine (“Jackass”) will direct while Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and Allen Kovac are producing.

The project was previously being developed at Focus and Paramount.

Source: Deadline