The Dirt

The Dirt | Biopic, Drama | Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon, Colson Baker, Daniel Webber, Pete Davidson | Hollywood Movies | English Movies

The Dirt
'The Dirt' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

"The Dirt" is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Jeff Tremaine from a screenplay by Rich Wilkes, about glam metal band Mötley Crüe.

Talks of a Mötley Crüe biopic began as early as 2006, when Paramount Pictures and MTV Films purchased the rights to the book 'The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band' by Neil Strauss. However the project then languished in development hell for over a decade, going through numerous directors and cast members before Netflix purchased the rights in March 2017. Filming began around New Orleans in February 2018.

"The Dirt" was released digitally on Netflix on March 22, 2019. It received mixed reviews from critics, who said the film would please fans but that it hesitated "in handling the more troubling aspects of the band's history".

Cast - Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Mötley Crüe's bassist
          Trace Masters and Vince Robert Mattis play eight-year-old and 14-year-old Frank Feranna
          Jr., respectively
          Colson Baker as Tommy Lee, Mötley Crüe's drummer
          Tommy Lee makes a cameo appearance as himself during the end credits
          Daniel Webber as Vince Neil, Mötley Crüe's lead vocalist
          Pete Davidson as Tom Zutaut
          David Costabile as Doc McGhee
          Leven Rambin as Sharise Neil
          Kathryn Morris as Deana Richards
          Rebekah Graf as Heather Locklear
          Tony Cavalero as Ozzy Osbourne
          Max Milner as Razzle
          Katherine Neff as Lovey
          Jordan Lane Price as Roxie
          Christian Gehring as David Lee Roth
          Anthony Vincent Valbiro as John Corabi
          Kamryn Ragsdale as Skylar Neil
          Melanie Hebert as an MTV VJ
          Courtney Dietz as Athena Lee
          Joe Chrest as David Lee
          Elena Evangelo as Voula Lee
          Michael Hodson as Randy Feranna

Release Date - March 18, 2019 (United States)
                        March 22, 2019 (Netflix)

Genre - Biopic, Drama

Directed by - Jeff Tremaine

Produced by - Allen Kovac
                       Erik Olsen
                       Julie Yorn
                       Rick Yorn

Screenplay by - Rich Wilkes

Based on - 'The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band'
                  by Neil Strauss
                  Tommy Lee
                  Mick Mars
                  Vince Neil
                  Nikki Sixx

Music by - Paul Haslinger

Cinematography - Toby Oliver

Edited by - Melissa Kent

Production Company - 10th Street Entertainment
                                    LBI Entertainment

Distributed by - Netflix

Running time - 108 minutes

Country - United States

Language - English

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