A biopic based on the Mötley Crue book ‘The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band’ has been in the works for several years, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the rowdy project. That changed today, as Focus Features has acquired the rights to distribute the film, with ‘Jackass’ director Jeff Tremaine still attached to helm the project—as if there could be a more appropriate choice for director.
Director Jeff Tremaine's four movies (the three 'Jackass' films plus 'Bad Grandpa') to date have grossed over $300 million, almost assuring that he'd one day get the right to direct a traditional feature film. Well, today is that day. Tremaine has signed on to direct 'Dirt,' a biopic based on the tumultuous career of legendary glam metal band Motley Crue.