HOLLYWOOD, CA – It has at least been three years since I can remember rumors about the Motley Crue autobiography The Dirt being transformed into a movie. To this day, I tell anyone intersted in rock and roll books that The Dirt is the “rock and roll” Bible of any book you will ever read. I am not exagerating, I tell this to anyone in Borders, to friends who ask book recommendations, and the list goes on and on.
Maybe a year passed since the release of the book and I was lucky enough to get a copy of the script, which had leaked from one of the entertainment films that was involved in the project. Much like the book, I devoured the script in one solid day. I thought the script was incredibly weak and lacking of descriptions and mistique. It was pretty bland, as I sat there hoping that this would be a very initial rough draft.
But since then I have seen no scripts, no re-writes, and the talks about the movie had all but subsided. Almost as if the fans had given up on something that sounded too good to be true.
Today, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, has revealed to China Daily that he hopes Oscar-nominated Depp would be the perfect choice to play him in the film.
“Johnny Depp would be my choice to play me. He”s the best ever,” Tommy Lee said.
Lee also stated that he is presently in talks with movie producers to begin the shooting of the film based on his band Montley Crue.
“We’re working on it. Trying to find the right producers and director and all that sort of stuff!” Lee said.
Okay Tommy, you better hurry up!! Motley fans have been waiting so long that I think most of them have lost their hopes by now. Is it really that hard to find a producer who would want to shoot a movie about this band? With a band of this stature, how hard can it really be?
The Dirt…coming to a theatre near you…..I can almost see it!