Netflix is in negotiations to pick up the Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt,” TheWrap has learned.
“Jackass” director Jeff Tremaine is attached to helm the project, based on a script by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos.
The project is based on The New York Times bestselling autobiography, “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” which was written by Motley Crue members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and author Neil Strauss.
The book chronicles the iconic 1980s band’s rise to fame in the hair metal and rock scene while experiencing drug overdoses and various run ins with the police.
Before negotiations with Netflix started, the project was situated at Focus Features since January 2015. Before that, it was at Paramount where directors like David Fincher and Larry Charles had interest in it.
Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen, and Allen Kovac serve as producers, while Chris Nilsson, Steven Kline, and Rick Yorn are executive-producing.
The band members are co-producers on the film, while Amanda Adelson is also a co-producer.
Reps for Netflix declined to comment.