If you thought the story of “Bohemian Rhapsody” was nuts, “The Dirt” and its look at the formation of Mötley Crüe will really rock you.
Mötley Crüe was one of the most notorious ’80s hair metal bands in the country, arguably known more for their antics offstage and their lavish, outrageous performances than their music. “The Dirt,” a new music biopic based on the salacious autobiography by the band and Neil Strauss, taps into that insanity.
“The fans? They’re dying for some anarchy. So let’s give it to them,” one of the bandmates says in the film.
Mötley Crüe is made up of Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Vince Neil. And they’re played by Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones”), Douglas Booth, Machine Gun Kelly and Daniel Webber, respectively. “The Dirt” also stars Pete Davidson and Leven Rambin.
Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and Allen Kovac are producing the film written by Rich Wilkes and Amanda Adelson and directed by “Jackass: The Movie” and “Bad Grandpa” director Jeff Tremaine. “The Dirt” is executive produced by Rick Yorn, Chris Nilsson, Steve Kline, Ben Ormand, Michelle Manning
“The Dirt” will launch on Netflix on March 22, and the soundtrack for the film will be out the same day featuring 14 classic songs from the Crüe as well as four new songs from the band.
Watch the first trailer above.