Check out the trailer released for The Dirt, Netflix‘s upcoming biopic on rock band Mötley Crüe.
Douglas Booth (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) plays bassist Nikki Sixx, Colson Baker aka Machine Gun Kelly (Bird Box, Captive State) plays drummer Tommy Lee, Daniel Webber (The Punisher, 11.22.63) is lead singer Vince Neil, and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones‘ Ramsay Bolton) is lead guitarist Mick Mars in this film, which is based on the 2001 best-selling autobiography written by the band and New York Times writer Neil Strauss.
Netflix describes the film as “an unflinching tale of success and excess,” and it certainly looks like it won’t be holding back. Considering the surprising tameness of Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s almost refreshing to be getting a rock biopic with grit. The energy is high in the trailer and it appears to be delving confidently into the blemishes of the band and its members. This could be good.
Directed by Jeff Tremaine, who knows all about depicting boys acting badly, considering he’s the co-creator of Jackass and directed all the Jackass movies, as well as every episode of offshoot Wildboyz. This marks his first linear, narrative-driven feature film, although you could argue Bad Grandpa may be the first. The Dirt’s screenplay comes from Rich Wilkes, whose credits include ’94 band comedy Airheads and the Vin Diesel franchise starter xXx.
The film hits Netflix on March 22.
Based on the bestselling autobiography from Mötley Crüe, the film is an unflinching tale of success and excess as four misfits rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame.