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Russell Brand would play either Tommy Lee or Nikki Sixx in The Dirt

03.29.2011

The adaptation of Neil Strauss' Motley Crue biography The Dirt has been kicked around for awhile now with no one ever really picking it up. It's one of those dream movies that you know if it could really get some steam behind it might be something really good.

There's been no mention of it for awhile now, that is until MTV did did an interview with Strauss last week who said this on the latest, "I know they're looking at a few different directors for it. I gotta say, the screenplay is amazing. I really hope they make it. I think it will be great. I think they're just scared because it's obviously going to be a hard R-[rated] movie. I think they're worried they won't make enough money off it."

When they asked him about casting, he mentioned that he had spoken with the screenwriter who gave Strauss some of his ideas, "No, but I got a text from the screenwriter, Rich Wilkes, and he told me who he'd love to see in the film. Here's who he sees: Brad Pitt as David Lee Roth, Jared Leto as Vince Neil, Jack Black or Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Patrick or Justin Timberlake as their first manager (a guy called Alan Kaufman), Sam Rockwell as Mick Mars, Ashton Kutcher or Russell Brand as Tommy Lee. He's got it all thought out. That would be amazing."

Well during an interview with Brand for ARTHUR, MTV asked him if he would be interested in the movie. Brand then announced that he'd love to play--Nikki Sixx. MTV mentioned that Wilkes had him in mind for Tommy Lee.

Brand: "Oh thank you," he said with a sly smile. "I know he's packing. T-bone Tommy Lee. Yeah, I'd be up for that, but I want to be Nikki Sixx," he said, before changing his mind. "I'd be Tommy Lee, I'd be any of them."

MTV: Why Nikki Sixx over Tommy Lee?

Brand: "The hair," he said, then joked: "The smack ... no, enough drugs already."

Of course, Brand likes the idea of getting Pam Anderson in on the fun.

"Yeah, [I'd] have Pamela Anderson be in it, on the yacht," Brand said, referring to a certain sex tape. "That would be a good scene."

Extra Tidbit: Any ideas of your own for casting?
Source: MTV Movies Blog

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12:08PM on 03/30/2011
Tommy Lee has the biggest tool. Nikki Six is the biggest tool. Vince Neil needs a tool. And the other guy...uh...he's probably got some tools.

Conclusion: Dickheads Don't Deserve Money
Tommy Lee has the biggest tool. Nikki Six is the biggest tool. Vince Neil needs a tool. And the other guy...uh...he's probably got some tools.

Conclusion: Dickheads Don't Deserve Money
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9:39AM on 03/30/2011
Meh. Fuck Russell Brand AND Motley Crue.

And they're nuts if they think Brad Pitt would have any interest in playing Vince Neil.
Meh. Fuck Russell Brand AND Motley Crue.

And they're nuts if they think Brad Pitt would have any interest in playing Vince Neil.
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9:24PM on 03/30/2011
Different strokes for different folks I guess. Motley Crue is awesome, The Dirt was awesome, and hopefully the movie will be awesome. I could only be happier if it was a GNR movie. And its Jared Leto they want for Vince, which is the worst news in the story. But he might have had interest, Pitt is the right age to be a possible Crue head
Different strokes for different folks I guess. Motley Crue is awesome, The Dirt was awesome, and hopefully the movie will be awesome. I could only be happier if it was a GNR movie. And its Jared Leto they want for Vince, which is the worst news in the story. But he might have had interest, Pitt is the right age to be a possible Crue head
12:45AM on 03/30/2011
Hahaha this dude must have got hold of whatever the crue was smoking in the 80's if he thinks he could get that kind of cast!
Hahaha this dude must have got hold of whatever the crue was smoking in the 80's if he thinks he could get that kind of cast!
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11:30PM on 03/29/2011

NO GRACIAS

This is just a really bad idea making this movie a book. First, NC-17 doesn't play. Between the drugs and sex, there isn't much of a story. Nikki Sixx is already a god only in his own mind and movie would be probably as crappy as that tripe about The Runaways. Spare us, save the film stock and dvds and move along please.
This is just a really bad idea making this movie a book. First, NC-17 doesn't play. Between the drugs and sex, there isn't much of a story. Nikki Sixx is already a god only in his own mind and movie would be probably as crappy as that tripe about The Runaways. Spare us, save the film stock and dvds and move along please.
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10:42PM on 03/29/2011
How the hell they come up with a cast like that? Jack Black as Ozzy? Ok, well, maybe I can see the others. Most of them are pretty decent actors at least, and I could see this being an interesting turn for many (Phillip Seymore Hoffman as Ozzy would be gnarly). Curious where this will go. Never read the book, but I dig rock films, and these guys certainly got one heck of a story.
How the hell they come up with a cast like that? Jack Black as Ozzy? Ok, well, maybe I can see the others. Most of them are pretty decent actors at least, and I could see this being an interesting turn for many (Phillip Seymore Hoffman as Ozzy would be gnarly). Curious where this will go. Never read the book, but I dig rock films, and these guys certainly got one heck of a story.
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9:32PM on 03/29/2011
Wow, I have no interest in this project at all. And the cast just seems kinda wrong.
Wow, I have no interest in this project at all. And the cast just seems kinda wrong.
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7:25PM on 03/29/2011
Every single one of those actors is ABSOLUTELY WRONG for this! Gotta go with unknowns for it. And Brand as Tommy Lee or Niki Sixx?? Man these guys are high! Both of those guys were HOT as hell! Brand is fugly as hell.
Every single one of those actors is ABSOLUTELY WRONG for this! Gotta go with unknowns for it. And Brand as Tommy Lee or Niki Sixx?? Man these guys are high! Both of those guys were HOT as hell! Brand is fugly as hell.
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7:09PM on 03/29/2011

This is my bible

Keep all those names away from this movie. Russell Brands not bad but the dude is ENGLISH and has an extremely deep accent. He's not Hugh Jackman, he can't hide it.
I hope to god they don't fuck this up.
Keep all those names away from this movie. Russell Brands not bad but the dude is ENGLISH and has an extremely deep accent. He's not Hugh Jackman, he can't hide it.
I hope to god they don't fuck this up.
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6:49PM on 03/29/2011
ALL of those actors would be casted improperly... The Dirt takes place mostly in the early 80s to the mid 90s and should have fresh faces cast for the film version.
ALL of those actors would be casted improperly... The Dirt takes place mostly in the early 80s to the mid 90s and should have fresh faces cast for the film version.
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5:59PM on 03/29/2011
I like all the casting choices except for Ashton Kutcher and Justin Timberlake.

Other than that, the rest of the cast sounds great in their respective roles (especially Hoffman as Ozzy) and would be great to see on screen.
I like all the casting choices except for Ashton Kutcher and Justin Timberlake.

Other than that, the rest of the cast sounds great in their respective roles (especially Hoffman as Ozzy) and would be great to see on screen.
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5:42PM on 03/29/2011

Robert Patrick or Justin Timberlake as their first manager

What a big contrast between two actors, so the T-1000 or the guy from Nsync hmmmm
What a big contrast between two actors, so the T-1000 or the guy from Nsync hmmmm
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5:09PM on 03/29/2011
The Dirt is the best book written about rock n roll, and I'm a huge Crue fan. However, I think this would be a hard movie to make because the book is that good. I'll see it if it ever happens but I won't set high expectations.
The Dirt is the best book written about rock n roll, and I'm a huge Crue fan. However, I think this would be a hard movie to make because the book is that good. I'll see it if it ever happens but I won't set high expectations.
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9:26PM on 03/30/2011
Its best not to have high expectations,thats when ya get let down
Its best not to have high expectations,thats when ya get let down
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4:59PM on 03/29/2011

Ashton Kutcher??

I'm a Crue fan and would love to see this done right. Ashton Kutcher does not figure into that equation. Holy hell.
I'm a Crue fan and would love to see this done right. Ashton Kutcher does not figure into that equation. Holy hell.
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5:01PM on 03/29/2011
Ha ha, yeah good point! cant stand that guy. Can def' do without his dumb ass
Ha ha, yeah good point! cant stand that guy. Can def' do without his dumb ass
4:59PM on 03/29/2011

Motley Crue

ARE! The BAD BOYS of ROCK n ROLL! Man these guys did it all. When these guys came out I was still listening to my SABBATH n Zeppelin (81) then BAM these guys hit the scene tearin shit up, fightin and playin some dirty raunchy ROCK n ROLL! I hope this gets made, I would love to see these crazy F@#$ers on the big screen,...Knock em Dead Kid!
ARE! The BAD BOYS of ROCK n ROLL! Man these guys did it all. When these guys came out I was still listening to my SABBATH n Zeppelin (81) then BAM these guys hit the scene tearin shit up, fightin and playin some dirty raunchy ROCK n ROLL! I hope this gets made, I would love to see these crazy F@#$ers on the big screen,...Knock em Dead Kid!
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