The Dirt will be distributed via Netflix
The Netflix Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt, has finally received a release date, according to frontman Vince Neil. Neil shared the news over the weekend that he saw the film at the Netflix office in Hollywood.
“Wow!!! Just left Netflix offices. Just saw ‘The Dirt’ movie!! Fuckin awesome!! Can’t wait for everyone to see it! Released March 22!! Yea!!!” he tweets.
The film is based on their 2002 autobiography, “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band” about the band’s excess with drugs, sex, makeup and celebrity love affairs. Australian actor Daniel Webber has been cast as Neil with rapper Machine Gun Kelly playing drummer Tommy Lee, London-born actor Douglas Booth as bassist Nikki Sixx and Whales actor Iwan Rheon as guitarist Mick Mars.
The band is producing with Rich Wilkes and Californication creator Tom Kapinos as script writers. Jackass director Jeff Tremaine is directing. Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and Allen Kovac are co-producing while Chris Nilsson, Steve Kline and Rick Yorn and set to executive produce. The film has been in the works for years via Focus Films and Paramount Pictures — at separate times — before landing at Netflix last year.
Over the summer, the band shared images of them in the studio recording four new tracks for the film. Rock’s notorious bad boys have reunited with Dr. Feelgood producer Bob Rock for the new tracks.
Recording the new music confused some fans who reminded the group of their formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement that they signed in 2014. Neil attempted to clear up the rumors, stating, “For those of you who don’t understand, yes ‘the boys’ means Motley and we signed a contract not to tour anymore. We never broke up or said we would never make music again. Hope this clears it up.”
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