The Mötley Crüe story is one of the craziest in rock and roll history. It has a fatal car accident, somebody overdosing and coming back to life and mountains of cocaine shaped into pentagrams. These guys' excess made Led Zeppelin look like choirboys. And Netflix is making that story into a movie that looks as ridiculous and awesome as the Crüe itself.
The Dirt is based on the classic rock biography by Neil Strauss and directed by Jeff Tremaine, co-creator and director of Jackass, which should give you sense of the tone this movie is going for. The cast is truly wild: Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee, Ramsay Bolton as Mick Mars, the incomparable David Costabile (Gale Boetticher from Breaking Bad and Wags from Billions) as the band's put-upon manager and Pete Davidson in a rugby shirt and a ridiculous wig as an Elektra Records executive who says "I work for Elektra Records. Would you guys like a record deal?" This movie is going to RULE. "More like Bohemian Crapsody," I say about every other musician biopic now that The Dirt exists.
The Dirt hits Netflix Friday, March 22. The soundtrack will also be available on that date, which features four new songs from the Crüe.