English actor in talks to play bassist’s role in Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt
By David Sands
November 22, 2017
If you’ve been hungry for information about the upcoming Mötley Crüe feature film, The Dirt, we’ve got a tasty morsel for you. Douglas Booth is now in negotiations to play the role of the Crüe’s bassist Nikki Sixx.
The English actor played Boy George in the BBC’s Worried About the Boy as well as Romeo in director Carlo Carlei’s adaptation of Romeo & Juliet. Booth also appeared in the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending, Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club and Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.
Although many of the details of The Dirt still need to be sorted out, the film will be directed by Jeff Tremaine (who brought us Jackass and Bad Grandpa) and distributed by Netflix.
The movie will be based on the autobiographical 2001 book, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, which was written by Sixx and his bandmates Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil with the assistance of New York Times writer Neil Strauss. The book chronicles the ups and downs of the famous glam rock outfit, which was founded in L.A. in 1981.
Although Mötley Crüe disbanded in 2015, Sixx remains active as radio host and a member of the group Sixx: A.M.
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