If you've read The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band, then you might find the first trailer for the upcoming film adaptation a bit... tame. I'd have to imagine that Netflix is just saving the best (and trashiest) bits of Mötley Crüe's history for your viewing pleasure, particularly since this adaptation comes to us courtesy of Jackass vet Jeff Tremaine – a guy who knows a thing or two about the gnarlier side of life:
The Dirt stars Douglas Booth (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) as Mick Mars, Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) as Tommy Lee, and Daniel Webber (The Punisher) as Vince Neil. Also on deck are David Costabile (Breaking Bad) as band manager Doc McGhee and SNL's Pete Davidson as Tom Zutaut, with appearances by David Lee Roth (played by Christian Gehring) and Ozzy Osbourne (played by Tony Cavalero). Here's the official synopsis from Netflix:
Based on Mötley Crüe’s 2001 best-selling autobiography, The Dirt is an unflinching and uncensored story about sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, fame, and the high price of excess. Director Jeff Tremaine (JACKASS co-creator, BAD GRANDPA) shows us just how Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker), and Vince Neil (Daniel Webber) took Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world’s most notorious rock band.
The Dirt hits your TV screens on March 22.