Machine Gun Kelly to Play Tommy Lee in Mötley Crüe Biopic

Machine Gun Kelly
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Netflix is planning a biopic on iconic 1980s rock band Mötley Crüe, and rapper Machine Gun Kelly has been tapped to play legendary drummer Tommy Lee.

MGK took to social media to express his excitement, tweeting: “and it’s finally announced. excuse me for being crass but….HOLY F*CKING SH*******T!!!!!!!”

Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) has been attached to direct the film, which was written by Rich Wilkes (xXx) and Tom Kapinos (Californication).

MGK also used his influence to get his brother a part. “i got the movie to hire my little bro as my drum teacher,” he tweeted. “kept it in the family. i WILL learn the drums and finish the new album before we start filming.”

It’s unclear when The Dirt will begin filming and/or hit Netflix. But, it will be based on the band’s 2001 autobiography, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.

What about music? Well, MGK is working on another album, which will follow up 2017’s bloom, which he says will catapult him to an arena tour. “the bloom album + this next album were meant to be played in sold out arena’s,” he wrote. Tthat’s all i day dream about. it’ll happen. and i won’t be able to stop smiling.”