Motley Crue Biopic To Focus Features
January 16, 2015 at 11:33 AM (PT)
"The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band," the best-selling MOTLEY CRUE biography penned by the band with NEIL STRAUSS, is finally headed to the big screen, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
After the likes of DAVID FINCHER and LARRY CHARLES kicked the tires on the project while it was at PARAMOUNT, the film's headed to FOCUS FEATURES, with "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" director JEFF TREMAINE at the helm, with a screenplay by RICH WILKES ("XXX," "Glory Days") and TOM KAPINOS ("Californication").
The book was a salacious account of the party-hearty '80s hair metal rockers and their adventures on the SUNSET STRIP, with plenty of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and at least one tragic, fatal car crash.
FOCUS is promising a film that is "an outrageous, larger-than-life depiction of the band's high (and low) life."
JULIE YORN, ERIK OLSEN and longtime 10TH STREET band manager ALLEN KOVAC will produce, with exectuve-producers CHRIS NILSSON, STEVEN KLINE and RICK YORN.
The band members are co-producers on the film, along with AMANDA ADELSON.
Casting will begin immediately.
FOCUS SVP Production JOSH McLAUGHLIN will oversee the production, while Dir./Acquisitions JOSH PETERS brought the project to the studio.
TREMAINE's last movie, "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa," grossed over $102 million domestically.
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