“Their music made them famous. Their lives made them infamous.” Netflix just unveiled the official trailer for the Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt. The first trailer does a terrific job of packing a ton of info on the band (or at least the film’s version of the band) into just two and a half minutes.
The cast of The Dirt includes Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) as Mick Mars, Machine Gun Kelly/Colson Baker (Bird Box) as Tommy Lee, Douglas Booth (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) as Nikki Sixx, and Daniel Webber (The Punisher) as Vince Neil. Billions‘ David Costabile plays the band’s manager, Doc McGhee, and Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson plays a supporting role as record executive Tom Zutat.
Rich Wilkes and Amanda Adelson wrote the screenplay based on Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by the band members of Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss. Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen, and Allen Kovac served as producers. Rick Yorn, Chris Nilsson, Steve Kline, Ben Ormand, and Michelle Manning executive produced.
The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Toby Oliver, editor Melissa Kent, production designer Melanie Jones, and costume designer Christine Wada.
The Dirt will premiere on Netflix on March 22, 2019. Netflix also confirmed the film’s soundtrack featuring 14 Mötley Crüe hits and four brand new songs will arrive on March 22nd.
“Based on Mötley Crüe’s 2001 best-selling autobiography, The Dirt is an unflinching and uncensored story about sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, fame, and the high price of excess. Director Jeff Tremaine (Jackass co-creator, Bad Grandpa) shows us just how Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker), and Vince Neil (Daniel Webber) took Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world’s most notorious rock band.”