According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Game Of Thrones” actor Iwan Rheon and “The Punisher” actor Daniel Webber are in negotiations to star as MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars and frontman Vince Neil, respectively, in the film adaptation of the group’s biography, “The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”.
Last week, CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx tweeted that Douglas Booth will play him, and Variety reported that Tommy Lee will be portrayed by rapper Machine Gun Kelly.
Rheon made himself a household name with his turn on “Game Of Thrones”, taking on the iconic role of Ramsay Bolton for four years until he met his timely end. He was most recently seen playing Maximus in the Marvel show “The Inhumans”.
Daniel Webber brought a lot of depth and fractured humanity to his performance as a PTSD-suffering soldier in Netflix‘s “Punisher”.
Booth has starred in movies such as “Jupiter Ascending”, “Romeo & Juliet” and “Pride And Prejudice And Zombies” and has been described by Sixx as “a killer actor.”
The film adaptation of “The Dirt” is being helmed by “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” director Jeff Tremaine and is being produced by LBI Entertainment‘s Julie Yorn and Rick Yorn, along with Erik Olsen and Amanda Adelson, who wrote the script. Netflix will distribute the project, which was previously at Focus and before that at Paramount.
Neil previously told Las Vegas Magazine that “The Dirt” movie script stays “pretty close to ‘The Dirt’, so if you’ve read ‘The Dirt’, it’s really something to look forward to.”
Asked how it struck him that he would be seeing an actor playing him on screen, Vince said: “That’s gonna be strange. It’s funny, I saw the table read of the last script. They have these different actors playing each person, and even just the table read of the script was weird when the Vince guy was talking. [Laughs] It wasn’t the guy that’s gonna play me, but it was just kind of weird hearing somebody say your words. It’s a bit of a trip.”
Sixx and Lee attended a read-through of the script in 2014 with Tremaine and were impressed with what they saw.
“Can I tell you it was the most fucking insanely surreal experience I’ve ever sat through, y’know,” Lee told GMI Rock News at the time. “I sat through probably two hours and change of literally watching people act and play through this two-hour-plus movie of your… of 30 years of your life that went by in two hours, and I was just like, ‘What the fuck?! That’s insane. This movie is insane.’ Even just the way the movie starts, you’re like, ‘How the hell are we gonna rate this thing, triple R?'”
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) January 19, 2018