The long-awaited Mötley Crüe movie The Dirt has begun pre-production.
Ahead of filming commencing in February, the four actors who are playing Mötley Crüe have been unveiled over the past few days.
Last Friday, bassist Nikki Sixx took to Twitter to reveal that 24-year-old English actor Douglas Booth (Noah, Jupiter Ascending, Loving Vincent) will be playing himself in the film.
Nikki wrote: “His name is @DouglasBooth and he’s a killer actor. All the actors playing @MotleyCrue are edgy and real.”
Hours later, drummer Tommy Lee confirmed that 27-year-old American rapper Machine Gun Kelly – real name Colson Baker - will be portraying him. Alongside a career in hip-hop, Baker has appeared in several movies including The Land, Nerve and Viral.
Machine Gun Kelly and Tommy Lee © PA Images
Now, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that 32-year-old Welsh actor Iwan Rheon, arguably best known for playing Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones, will take on the part of guitarist Mick Mars.
Reportedly completing the line-up is 29-year-old Australian star Daniel Webber playing Vince Neil. He shot to fame playing PTSD-hit war veteran Lewis Wilson in Netflix series The Punisher.
Daniel Webber and Vince Neil © PA Images
Helming the film is Jeff Tremaine who counts the series of Jackass movies and the comedy Bad Grandpa among his directing credits.
The movie is of course based on Mötley Crüe’s notorious 2001 autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band, which the band penned alongside New York Times writer Neil Strauss.
Vince Neil said of the project in 2016: “I don't wanna really be involved in something that's just piece-mealed together just to say, 'We did it!' You know, one of those VH1 rock movies you see like on Meat Loaf. It's not what we wanted.
"We think that the story's actually more important than, actually, the band. It's a really interesting story. It's not really just about girls pulling their pants down in the bathroom and us snorting blow off their asses – there's a bigger story to it.”
After 34 years and more than 100 million record sales, Mötley Crüe called it a day on 31st December 2015 with a show at The Staples Centre in their native Los Angeles.