If you’ve never read Mötley Crüe‘s book The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band (co-penned by Neil Strauss) do yourself a favor and pick it up. It’s one of the most lurid things I’ve ever read. Alternately hilarious, disgusting and heartbreaking it somehow skirts the edge of glorifying these guys’ behavior without ever truly celebrating it. And it certainly doesn’t shy away from the consequences.
A film version of The Dirt has been in the works for at least a decade (David Fincher was even attached to direct at one point), but, for one reason or another, has never really gotten off the ground. But today it lives again, having just been picked up by Focus Features. Hit the jump for more on the Mötley Crüe movie The Dirt.
THR reports that Focus Features has picked up the package on the movie, which means Jackass director Jeff Tremaine remains attached to direct from a script by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos. Band members Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee and Vince Neil are onboard as co-producers. Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen, and Allen Kovac will produce.
There’s no way – NO WAY – this movie can capture the hedonism of the book and still get a “R” rating, but I wish them the best of luck regardless.