Having proved repeatedly that he has no qualms filming guys sticking their penises into unsafe holes, Bad Grandpa and Jackass director Jeff Tremaine has won the job of directing the Mötley Crüe biopic. Based on the autobiography “The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” the film will follow the extreme antics of Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Nikki Sixx as they enjoyed fame as the most iconic metal band of the 1980’s. This has been a passion project for Tremaine, who has wanted to direct this film since before he even knew how to direct a film.
“I’ve been careful to make this a natural progression,” Tremaine said. “I’ve been offered a lot of scripts but Dirt is something I pursued with everything I had. I’ve wanted to make this going back to 2001, when we were just planning the first Jackass movie and I found out that David Gale at MTV Films had just optioned the book. First of all, I had no idea how to make Jackass into a movie, but I said to him, let me direct that movie, too. He said, yeah, of course! He was being sarcastic, because he had the same level of confidence in me as a director as I did at that time. Luckily for me, the movie never got made, and when this project became available, I put everything I had into chasing it and convincing everyone that I am the right guy for it. I really feel I am.”