Netflix may be the home for Motley Crue's long-in-the-making film adaption of its 2002 band biography The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band.
Deadline reports that the streaming service is in negotiations with the Crue for the project, which has not yet begun filming. Jackass veteran Jeff Tremaine is on tap to direct while Tom Painos (Californication) and Rick Wilkes (XXX) are writing the script. No cast members have been announced yet. Neither Netflix nor the Crue camp has commented on the report.
Drummer Tommy Lee did tell us that he had hoped to have the actors come on the road with the Crue for its 2015 The End farewell tour in order to get a sense of the group's personalities:
"I think that would be important for whoever's playing each guy to get to know them, whether it's on the road or at home or, I don't know really how that would work. But that was the plan was to try to get them to come out and roll around with us on the tour buses and go through some daily life to just get a feel of what it's really like, but that didn't happen so we'll have to see what Plan B is."
The four Crue members have gone on to their own endeavors since The End came to an end during the first hours of 2016, vowing never to tour together as a band again.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.