According to the Tracking Board, the actor-comedian Tony Cavalero is in talks to play rock and roll legend Ozzy Osbourne (pictured) in the film adaptation of MÖTLEY CRÜE’s biography, “The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”. Cavalero most recently starred in Nickelodeon’s “School Of Rock”, which was based on the 2003 Jack Black-led film of the same name.
The MÖTLEY CRÜE movie, which is being helmed by “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” director Jeff Tremaine, will 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.
“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.”
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?'”
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