By Travis Martin
A new music biopic is in development, and Netflix has just acquired it. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the streaming service is in negotiations to stream “The Dirt,“ a biopic of the band Mötley Crüe. Paramount and Focus Features were originally going to distribute it, but now may go to Netflix.
The film will be based of the autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by author Neil Strauss and band members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Nikki Sixx. The film will focus on the hair metal rock band’s rise to fame in the 80s and the intense drugs and sex involved. The film will also explore the in-fighting, addiction, and legal problems that Mötley Crüe became involved in.
Jeff Tremaine will direct the project with the band members producing with Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen, and Allen Kovac. The executive producers are Chris Nilsson, Steven Kline, and Rick Yorn. “The Dirt” has no release date so far.