According to Deadline, David Costabile, who stars in Showtime‘s original hit drama series “Billions”, has been tapped to play MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s manager Doc McGhee in the film adaptation of the group’s biography, “The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”.
The movie, which is being helmed by “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” director Jeff Tremaine, will also reportedly star Daniel Webber (“The Punisher”) as frontman Vince Neil, Douglas Booth as bassist Nikki Sixx, Machine Gun Kelly as drummer Tommy Lee, and Iwan Rheon (“Game Of Thrones”) as guitarist Mick Mars. Playing rock and roll legend Ozzy Osbourne in the film will reportedly be actor-comedian Tony Cavalero, while Rebekah Graf (“The Amityville Murders”, “Lycan”) will play actress Heather Locklear, ex-wife of Tommy Lee.
“The Dirt” 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.”