Mötley Crüe Biopic ‘The Dirt’: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast and Trailer

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A tale of drunken debauchery, drug-fueled parties, and groupies. It can only be another biopic about an insane rock band. Arguably the most notorious of them all, Motley Crue’s biopic is finally arriving on Netflix! Here’s everything you need to know about the Motley Crue biopic The Dirt on Netflix.

The Dirt is a Netflix Original biopic based on the book of the same name. The members of Motley Crue (Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil, and Nikki Sixx) released the autobiography in 2001 and it soon became a New York Times bestseller. The book chronicled the creation of the band and their rise to fame along with all the crazy antics that made them so notorious. A film based upon the book had been in demand for some time, but it came down the band members turning away studios until they felt the right one came along.

Plot: The Dirt

The Dirt follows the creation and rise of one of the most notorious rock bands in history, Motley Crue.

The Band Members: The Dirt

For anyone unsure who Motley Crue is, here are the photos of the members then and now.

A long career with drug and alcohol abuse has definitely had an impact on the infamous band.

Cast: The Dirt

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen/heard before?
Mick Mars Iwan Rheon Game of Thrones, Misfits, Inhumans
Nikki Sixx Douglas Booth Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jupiter Ascending, LOL
Tommy Lee Machine Gun Kelly Nerve, Bird Box, Big Time Adolescence,
Vince Neil Daniel Webber The Punisher, 11.22.63, Thumper
Heather Locklear Rebekah Graf Entourage, Riptide, Bones
Ozzy Osbourne Tony Cavalero School of Rock (Series), The Duff, Modern Family
Tom Zutaut Pete Davidson Set It Up, Trainwreck, School Dance
Sharise Leven Rambin The Hunger Games, The Path, True Detective
Doc McGhee David Costabile Breaking Bad, Billions, Lincoln

Machine Gun Kelly appears to have a good relationship with Netflix, as this is the second Netflix title he has starred in. He also provided music for the Netflix Original title Bright.

Set Photos: The Dirt

Safe to say there’s been plenty of coverage of the highly anticipated biopic.

Runtime: The Dirt

The run time is yet to be announced but we can expect the film to last over 100 minutes.

Does The Dirt have full access to the Motley Crue music library?

Well, you can’t expect the film to use all of the songs they ever produced, but we do have the full list of tracks that will be used in the film! Alongside the tracks, we’ve listed below which albums they originate from.

  1. The Dirt (Est. 1981) (featuring Machine Gun Kelly)
  2. Red Hot | Shout at the Devil
  3. On With the Show | Too Fast for Love
  4. Live Wire | Too Fast for Love
  5. Merry-Go-Round | Too Fast for Love
  6. Take Me to the Top | Too Fast for Love
  7. Piece of Your Action | Too Fast for Love
  8. Shout at the Devil | Shout at the Devil
  9. Looks That Kill | Shout at the Devil
  10. Too Young to Fall in Love | Shout at the Devil
  11. Home Sweet Home | Theatre of Pain
  12. Girls, Girls, Girls | Girls, Girls, Girls
  13. Same Ol’ Situation | Dr. Feelgood
  14. Kickstart My Heart | Dr. Feelgood
  15. Dr. Feelgood | Dr. Feelgood
  16. Ride with the Devil
  17. Crash and Burn
  18. Like a Virgin (Madonna cover)

Brand new songs by Motley Crue

The final three songs on this list are new songs that Motley Crue will be releasing with the release of The Dirt. The first song on this list is also a brand new song by the band and features Machine Gun Kelly.

Trailer: The Dirt

After viewing the trailer we can’t wait to watch this film!

Release Date: The Dirt

The Dirt will be released to subscribers worldwide on the 22nd of March, 2019.

Are you looking forward to The Dirt? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.