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Focus Features moving forward with Mötley Crüe biopic

Here’s the movie news about Doctor Feelgood; here’s the movie news that’ll make you feel all right. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Focus Features has picked up the long-gestating Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt. Based on The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, an adaptation of the autobiographical tell-all has been in the pipeline since 2001. Jackass director Jeff Tremaine has been attached since 2013, landing the gig back when the band won film rights back from Paramount (depriving the world of the David Fincher version that almost happened).

The bestselling autobiography chronicles the highs and lows of the band’s groupie-defiling, dust-snorting, liver-annihilating lifestyle. Focus intends punch up that source material into something even more “outrageous” and “larger-than-life,” which sounds like kind of movie that should come with a complementary dose of Valtrex.


What would an even-more-outrageous, extra-larger-than-life Mötley Crüe biography even look like? Instead of a three-way between Vince Neil and a couple of background dancers, maybe he could have a ménage à quatre with Grace Jones, Warwick Davis, and the Queen of England. Or instead of Tommy Lee popping off into a fit of rage, he could turn into the Hulk and hurl a Brinks security truck into a police helicopter. And instead of ending their career with a legally binding agreement to stop rocking out, the bandmates might travel through time to overthrow the simian overlords who will someday claim dominion over Earth.

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