Mötley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’ is Still Alive and Kicking With ‘Jackass’ Director
A biopic based on the Mötley Crue book ‘The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band’ has been in the works for several years, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the rowdy project. That changed today, as Focus Features has acquired the rights to distribute the film, with ‘Jackass’ director Jeff Tremaine still attached to helm the project—as if there could be a more appropriate choice for director.
THR reports that ‘The Dirt’ is still very much happening, now at distributor Focus Features. Tremaine remains attached to direct, which is an excellent choice (the only other acceptable choice might have been ‘Observe and Report’ director Jody Hill). Tremaine produced and directed the ‘Jackass’ films, including the recent ‘Bad Grandpa.’
‘The Dirt’ is based on the book about the notoriously hard-partying and harder-living band, co-authored by Neil Strauss. It recounts the sordid lives of the famous rock band, including their backstage shenanigans, drug addictions, and all of their scandals—both public and private. The autobiography is hilarious and repulsive, and holds nothing back, but it also takes an honest look at the famed band and the consequences of their scandalous behavior. It’s a must-read for not just fans of the band, but for humans in general.