Machine Gun Kelly Cast As Tommy Lee In Long-Awaited Mötley Crüe Film
For over a decade, a biopic based on the infamous Mötley Crüe autobiography, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, has been whispered to be in the making. It has finally been confirmed that shooting for the film is set to take place this coming February.
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee took to Twitter to confirm the news, jubilantly stating: “Hey kids! Good news!!! The Motley Crüe movie “The Dirt” has begun pre production! Starts shooting in Feb! Here we go!!!”
Hey kids! Good news!!! The Motley Crüe movie “The Dirt” has begun pre production! Starts shooting in Feb! Here we go!!!— T❍mmy L33 (@MrTommyLand) Thu Jan 18 16:22:58 +0000 2018
It has also been confirmed that rapper Machine Gun Kelly will be taking the part as Tommy Lee. Additionally, he’s confirmed that his little brother will be teaching him how to play the drums so he can nail his part as the iconic sticks-man in time.
and it’s finally announced. 😬🎬 excuse me for being crass but....HOLY FUCKING SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!!! 🤘🏽 @variety 🙏… https://t.co/q4xyO157zi— colson (@machinegunkelly) Fri Jan 19 01:38:53 +0000 2018
He’s pretty stoked by the sounds of it.
The movie has been attached to director Jeff Tremaine, you know, the guy who helped make Jackass a worldwide phenomenon, since 2013. But news on whether he is still on board remains to be seen. But we think he’d be an ideal candidate to tell a story about hilarious scumbags who hit the big time.
As for other cast members, according the IMBD British Actor Douglas Booth, who you might recognise from the 2015 film Jupiter Ascending, has been announced to play bass player Nikki Sixx.
As the grubby hedonism in Mötley Crüe’s biopic The Dirt proves, such reckless, consequence-free lifestyles are a thing of the past. In these times of enlightenment and accountability, there’s a new day of reckoning for rock. And with it, a new kind of star has emerged…
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