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':
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.