A Mötley Crüe biopic script co-written by Tom Kapinos was just picked up for development by Focus Features. The script is based on the band’s autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, written by the band members with the help of Neil Strauss.
Mötley Crüe’s “sex, drug and rock ‘n’ roll memoir” was written in 2001 and the band has promised that the film will be just as extreme and R-rated as their book. Tommy Lee thinks the film and the band’s history is so crazy that the movie will be “Triple-R rated.”
The Greek-American musician described an initial film read-through as “probably the most insanely surrealistic experience I’ve ever sat through.” Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx serve as co-producers on the film and will soon begin the casting process.
Kapinos is best known as the creator of the popular TV show “Californication.” Jeff Tremaine, the man behind the camera of the “Jackass” movies and TV show, has been tapped to direct the film.
Features has previously produced such critically acclaimed films as “The Theory of Everything” and “Dallas Buyers Club.”