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Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt is kickstarting its heart.
The long-gestating project, which at one point called Paramount and Focus Features home sweet home, is in negotiations to land at Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Jeff Tremaine, the helmer of the Jackass movies, is attached to direct the pic, which has a script by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos.
The project is based on the New York Times best-selling autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, which was written by Mötley Crüe members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx, as well as author Neil Strauss.
The book was a no-holds-barred account of the iconic 1980s band’s rise to top of the hair metal and rock scene, all while experiencing a guitar case’s worth of drug overdoses, sex with slinky babes, run-ins with the police and in-fighting.
The project was last at Focus, which picked it up in January 2015. Before that it was at Paramount, where directors such as David Fincher and Larry Charles were sweet on it.
Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen, and Allen Kovac remain on board as producers. Chris Nilsson, Steven Kline and Rick Yorn are executive producing.
The bandmembers are co-producers on the film. Amanda Adelson is also a co-producer.
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