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‘Billions’ Actor David Costabile To Play Doc McGhee In ‘The Dirt’

‘Billions’ Actor David Costabile To Play Doc McGhee In ‘The Dirt’
Exclusive: David Costabile, who plays Bobby Axelrod’s right-hand man Mike “Wags” Wagner stars on Showtime’s Billions, has signed on for the Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt, as the group’s longtime manager Doc McGhee. Jeff Tremaine is directing the Netflix/Lbi Entertainment film that stars Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Daniel Webber as Vince Neil and Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee. The pic is based on the Neil Strauss' book The Dirt: Confessions of the…
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Motley Crue Movie Crew Member Electrocuted On Set

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A crew member working on the Motley Crue biopic, "The Dirt" was rushed to the hospital after being electrocuted during production ... TMZ has learned. The incident happened Saturday morning in New Orleans where the film is shooting. We're told the crew member was working on a rooftop when he got shocked. We got video of the victim on a stretcher surrounded by EMTs. We know he got to the hospital, but his condition is currently unknown.
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Leven Rambin Joins Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’

Leven Rambin Joins Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’
Leven Rambin is set to join the cast of Netflix’s upcoming biopic “The Dirt.”

Machine Gun Kelly is currently on board to play Tommy Lee, Douglas Booth will play Nikki Sixx and Daniel Webber will play Vince Neil.

Jeff Tremaine, who helmed the “Jackass” movies, is directing the film from a script by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos. Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen, and Allen Kovac are producing, while Chris Nilsson, Steve Kline, and Rick Yorn are exec producing. Members of Motley Crue are co-producing.

Based on the 2001 autobiography “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” the movie follows the group’s rise during the ’80s “hair band” rock scene on the Sunset Strip and pulls no punches as it dives into the band’s highs and lows along the way. Motley Crue played its final concert on New Year’s Eve in 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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Rebekah Graf Cast In Netflix’s ‘The Dirt’; Brittany Allen Joins Nicholas McCarthy’s Untitled Horror Film

Rebekah Graf Cast In Netflix’s ‘The Dirt’; Brittany Allen Joins Nicholas McCarthy’s Untitled Horror Film
Rebekah Graf (The Amityville Murders, Lycan) has been tapped to play actress Heather Locklear, ex-wife of Tommy Lee, in the long-gestated Motley Crue pic The Dirt, from Netflix and Lbi Entertainment. She joins the Jeff Tremaine-directed biopic which will star Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Daniel Webber as Vince Neil and Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee. It’s based on the Neil Strauss' novel The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band…
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School of Rock’s Tony Cavalero to play Ozzy Osbourne in Motley Crue biopic

Tony Cavalero, star of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock TV series, has signed on to appear in the upcoming Motley Crue biopic The Dirt, where he will portray British rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.

The film is being directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) and is based upon Motley Crue’s 2001 autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. Featuring in the cast are Douglas Booth (Loving Vincent) as Nikki Sixx, Machine Gun Kelly (Nerve) as Tommy Lee, Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) as Mick Mars and Daniel Webber (The Punisher) as Vince Neil.

The Dirt is set to deliver “a no-holds-barred account of the group’s rise to top of the ’80s rock scene, chronicling their ascent from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame while conquering drug addiction and personal demons on their way toward redemption.”

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Tony Cavalero to Star as Ozzy Osbourne in Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’

Tony Cavalero to Star as Ozzy Osbourne in Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’
Tony Cavalero, who starred in the TV series “School of Rock,” has signed to play rocker Ozzy Osbourne in Netflix’s Mötley Crüe biopic, “The Dirt. ”

Jeff Tremaine is directing the project based on the 2001 autobiography “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band” by band members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Nikki Sixx, along with author Neil Strauss. Rich Wilkes, Tom Kapinos, and Amanda Adelson adapted the script.

Osbourne broke out in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, which fired him in 1979. He then became an even bigger star in the 1980s when Motley Crue emerged.

The band was formed in L.A. and released its first album, “Too Fast for Love,” in 1981. Motley Crue combined hard rock, heavy metal, and glam rock, going on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide.

The Dirt” will star Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx,
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Tony Cavalero Is Ozzy Osbourne in Motley Crue Biopic The Dirt

Tony Cavalero Is Ozzy Osbourne in Motley Crue Biopic The Dirt
Tony Cavalero is riding the Crazy Train to Netflix, as the actor has been cast to play Ozzy Osbourne in the upcoming Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt. Netflix is currently working on a biopic that chronicles the career of Motley Crue, one of the biggest and most recognizable rock bands of all time. Though Ozzy Osbourne wasn't directly involved with the group, Motley Crue toured with the Black Sabbath frontman on one of their early tours and is going to be included in the biopic.

The Dirt will primarily focus on Motley Crue's rise to fame in the 80s, which was when Ozzy Osbourne was at the height of his powers as a rock n roll icon. Ozzy had his fair share of struggles with alcohol and substance abuse, which also plagued the various members of Motley Crue. So this is sure to be a big part of Ozzy's inclusion in the movie.
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Iwan Rheon and Daniel Webber join Motley Crue biopic The Dirt

Earlier this week it was reported that Machine Gun Kelly will be taking on the role of Tommy Lee in the Motley Crue film The Dirt, joining the previously announced Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, and now it seems the biopic has rounded out the rest of the band.

THR is reporting that Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Webber (The Punisher) are in talks to portray guitarist Mick Mars and frontman Vince Neil in the film, which is being directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) from a script by Rich Wilkes, Tom Kapinos and Amanda Adelson.

The film is based upon the bestselling autobiography penned by Motley Crue and author Neil Strauss, and will deliver “a no-holds-barred account of the group’s rise to top of the ’80s rock scene, chronicling their ascent from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame while conquering drug addiction and
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Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’ Adds Iwan Rheon & Daniel Webber

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The planned Motley Crue biopic The Dirt has found its Mick Mars and Vince Neil. Game Of Thrones star Iwan Rheon will play Mars and Daniel Webber (The Punisher) will portray Neil in the planned movie, which is set to roll into production in February, so reports The Hollywood Reporter.

They join the already cast Douglas Booth, who is set to play Nikki Sixx, and Machine Gun Kelly, who will play drummer Tommy Lee in the movie, based on the best-selling autobiography written by the band and author Neil Strauss.

Jeff Tremaine (the Jackass movies) is set to direct the film from a screenplay by Rich Wilkes, Tom Kapinos and Amanda Adelson.

Here’s a little more info from the source material, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.

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Film News Roundup: Amanda Fuller’s Thriller ‘Fashionista’ Bought by Freestyle

Film News Roundup: Amanda Fuller’s Thriller ‘Fashionista’ Bought by Freestyle
In today’s film news roundup, “Fashionista” and “Silence Patton” get distribution and the Motley Crue biopic is rounding out its cast.

Distribution Rights

Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the North American rights to Simon Rumley’s thriller “Fashionista,” starring Amanda Fuller, Variety has learned exclusively.

Ethan Embry, Eric Balfour, Alexandria DeBerry, and Alex Essoe also star. The movie will be released on cable, internet, and satellite platforms and in select Alamo Drafthouse locations (New York, Austin, San Francisco and other sites to be determined) on Feb. 9.

The movie, set in Austin, tells the story of a 30-something couple who run a vintage clothing store. Business is booming, but cracks are showing in the relationship.

The film is produced by Rumley’s Rumleyvision, Bob Portal of Alliance Media Partners (Amp), and Fantastic Fest. It’s executive produced by Tim League, Adam Goldworm, and Doug Abbott, and co-produced by Paul Knaus.

“Fashionista” has appeared
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Motley Crue Biopic 'The Dirt' Finds Its Vince Neil, Mick Mars (Exclusive)

Motley Crue Biopic 'The Dirt' Finds Its Vince Neil, Mick Mars (Exclusive)
As the long-gestating Motley Crue biopic The Dirt heads towards a February production start, the film is in the home sweet home stretch of firming up the leads who will play the iconic rock-and-roll hair band.

Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon and The Punisher actor Daniel Webber are in negotiations to star as guitarist Mick Mars and frontman Vince Neil.

If the deals go through, the actors will join Douglas Booth, who is on board as Nikki Sixx, and Machine Gun Kelly, who is due to play drummer Tommy Lee, in the movie that is based on the bestselling...
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Machine Gun Kelly to play Tommy Lee in Motley Crue biopic The Dirt

Variety is reporting that Netflix has found its Tommy Lee for the Motley Crue biopic The Dirt, with rapper Machine Gun Kelly (a.k.a. Richard Colson Baker) set to portray the band’s drummer alongside the previously announced Douglas Booth (The Limehouse Golem) as Nikki Sixx.

The film is based upon The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, the autobiography of the legendary rock band penned by Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx and author Neil Strauss. Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) is directing the movie, which will explore the band’s rise during the 1980s and the hedonistic lifestyle that ensued.

Motley Crue formed in 1981 and the band played their final show on New Year’s Eve 2015. Along the way, they sold over 100 million records, becoming one of the biggest-selling musical acts of all time.

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Rapper Machine Gun Kelly Is Tommy Lee in Netflix's Motley Crue Biopic

Netflix's The Dirt, a biopic on iconic 80s metal band Motley Crue has announced that rapper Machine Gun Kelly will portray drummer Tommy Lee. The Dirt is based on the band's 2001 memoir that the band wrote together with author Neil Strauss, which told the tale of the band's rapid rise to fame on the Sunset Strip with wild tales of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll that make most stories by bands of the same era seem like nursery rhymes. The biopic is being helmed by Jackass director Jeff Tremaine, who has stated along with the Jackass crew, that The Dirt was an inspiration for the wild TV show and wildly popular Jackass movies.

Variety reports that young rapper Machinegun Kelly, aka Colson Baker, will be playing the wild Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee in The Dirt. The 27-year old Kelly has shown up on the WWE and has
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Rumorville: Tarantino’s Latest Film + The Mötley Crüe biopic Gear Up to Cast

Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. “The Dirt”The Mötley Crüe biopic has been staffing up and the first casting announcement should be coming shortly, as Douglas Booth is in talks to play Nikki Sixx in the biopic. The film is based on the autobiography of the same name, has Jeff Tremaine at the helm, and will be released by Netflix. Barbara Fiorentino is handling casting, which is currently ongoing. Production will likely take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tarantino #9Now that Quentin Tarantino’s latest script has found a home, details are slowly coming out about the story. He’s been adamant about the fact that his 1969 Los Angeles–set story does not revolve around the Manson murders,
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Douglas Booth to play Nikki Sixx in Motley Crue biopic The Dirt

Deadline is reporting that Douglas Booth (Loving Vincent, The Limehouse Golem) is in talks to star as Motley Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx in The Dirt, a biopic of the American heavy metal band.

The Dirt is based upon the bestselling autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, penned by band members Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx and author Neil Strauss, and is being directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass).

The long-gestating biopic will detail the full spectrum of Motley Crue’s excess with drugs, high-heeled boots, makeup and celebrity love affairs. Rick Yorn and Julie Yorn of Lbi Entertainment are producing the film with Erik Olsen and Amanda Adelson, while band members Neil, Lee, Mars and Sixx are also on board as co-producers.

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Douglas Booth In Talks To Play Nikki Sixx In Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’

Douglas Booth In Talks To Play Nikki Sixx In Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’
Exclusive: Douglas Booth is in negotiations to play Nikki Sixx, co-founder of the heavy metal group Motley Crue, in the biopic The Dirt, which has Jackass helmer Jeff Tremaine directing and Netflix distributing. It’s based on the 2001 autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band and follows the group’s rise to fame in the 1980s. Formed in Los Angeles in 1981 with bassist Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, singer Vince Neil and guitarist Mick Mars
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Motley Crue Outlines Its Own Netflix Biopic

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “The DirtMotley Crue is about to rock it on Netflix. The iconic band, whose notable names include Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars, is about to go on an excursion through its torrid and tumultuous past. The group, who truly lived a rock ’n’ roll lifestyle, won’t be directly involved in the making of the film, but its autobiography, “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” will provide the outline. The main focus of the biopic will be the hard lifestyles of the various band members as they work to manage their vices. No names have been attached to the project, but Barbara Fiorentino is on board to cast the roles. The film looks to begin production
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Bell Media Rings In ‘The Launch’; Dynamic, Nexiko Team For ‘The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules’ – Mipcom Briefs

Bell Media is bringing music format The Launch to Mipcom with Jane Rimer repping the new series. In partnership with Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group, the series is a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to break a new artist and bring a song to life. Originally created for Canada’s CTV, the first six-part season kicks off in early 2018 with Shania Twain, Boy George, Fergie, Alessia Cara, Nikki Sixx, Julia Michaels and Jennifer Nettles all…
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Mipcom: Canadian Telco Bell Media Announces Innovative Music Competition Series ‘The Launch’

Cannes — Bell Media has announced its next major venture into original content, an ambitious music competition series titled “The Launch.” The innovative music competition series is a result of the combined efforts of Bell Media and Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group.

In addition to being the nation’s largest telecom, Bell Media is among Canada’s leading content creators. The company also maintains assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. The company owns 30 TV stations, headed by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated network.

Bell Media maintains it intends to reinvent the music TV series genre with an “authentic, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to break a new artist and bring a song to life.” To advance their efforts, the producers have enlisted the help of music stars such as Shania Twain, Fergie, Boy George, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Alessia Cara, Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, Julia Michaels, [link
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‘A True Heartbreaker’: Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer and More Stars Pay Tribute to Tom Petty

‘A True Heartbreaker’: Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer and More Stars Pay Tribute to Tom Petty
Hollywood is mourning Tom Petty after the Grammy winner died from cardiac arrest on Monday. He was 66.

Petty’s longtime manager released a statement to People, saying, “On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40p.m. Pt surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

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