Motley Crue’s Vince Neil: ‘The Dirt’ Film Expected for Next Summer
The Mötley Crüe story – copious sex, hard drugs and a Hollywood hair-metal ascent to stardom – will hit the big screen in Jeff Tremaine’s Dirt, based on the band’s 2001 autobiography. In a recent Q&A with Las Vegas Magazine, Crüe frontman Vince Neil says the movie “should be out in the summer of 2016,” Blabbermouth reports.
Tremaine, directing based on a script from Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos, announced his involvement two years ago. The project was acquired by Focus Features in January.
“Making music and making movies is two different things,” Neil told Las Vegas. “We’re involved in it, but … we just got a new script about three or four months ago, the rewrite of the old script, and it’s way, way better. It’s such a great script. … It does stay pretty close to The Dirt, so if you’ve read The Dirt, it’s really something to look forward to.”
Neil added that it’s “gonna be strange” seeing an actor play him in the film. “It’s funny, I saw the table read of the last script,” he said. “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.. He laughed. “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.”
In a January interview with Rolling Stone, Sixx, Neil and Lee discussed their most-anticipated Dirt moment – the incredibly graphic “squirting” scene that opens the film. “You’re supposed to freeze-frame cum?” Sixx asked. “Is it cum? We’ve never really understood what squirting really is … We’ll have narration over it. That’s what I’m looking for. Even our producers go, “We’re really going to try to put this in the film, but we doubt it will make it.”
Mötley Crüe have spent the second half of 2015 on the road with their “Final Tour,” which culminates New Years Eve with a concert at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.