Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’ Secures ‘Jackass’ Director Jeff Tremaine
There is perhaps no rock or metal autobiography more infamous than Motley Crue‘s ‘The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.’ A collaborative writing project from Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee; ‘The Dirt’ is 448 pages of pure debauchery in the name of rock ‘n’ roll, and ‘Jackass’ guru Jeff Tremaine has just signed on to direct a biopic based on ‘The Dirt.’
Tremaine’s latest work is ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,’ which is currently the No. 1 film in the United States. Bringing Tremaine in for the ‘Dirt’ biopic makes perfect sense on paper, as the director has made a handsome living on the insanity that is ‘Jackass’ since the MTV series debuted in 2000.
“I’ve been careful to make this a natural progression,” Tremaine tells Deadline. “I’ve been offered a lot of scripts but ‘Dirt’ is something I pursued with everything I had. I’ve wanted to make this going back to 2001, when we were just planning the first ‘Jackass’ movie and I found out that David Gale at MTV Films had just optioned the book. First of all, I had no idea how to make ‘Jackass’ into a movie, but I said to him, ‘Let me direct that movie, too.’ He said, ‘Yeah, of course!’ He was being sarcastic, because he had the same level of confidence in me as a director as I did at that time. Luckily for me, the movie never got made, and when this project became available, I put everything I had into chasing it and convincing everyone that I am the right guy for it. I really feel I am.”
Earlier last year, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx jokingly predicted an Oscar win for ‘The Dirt’:
The 2013 Oscar goes to Mötley Crüe for “The Dirt”…….
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) February 27, 2012
We don’t know when ‘The Dirt’ will be released or if it will get an Academy Award nomination when it does finally come out, but we’re guessing it’ll be a must-see for any Crue fan. Stay tuned for more developments on the upcoming film and everything Motley Crue.