Skip to main content

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly to play Tommy Lee in Motley Crue film

Motley Crue
Motley Crue

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly has revealed that he’s been cast for the long-awaited Motely Crue biopic, The Dirt.

The 27 year old artist from Cleveland revealed the news on Twitter – and confirmed he’ll play drummer Tommy Lee in the film, which has just entered pre-production.

He says: “It’s finally announced. Excuse me for being crass but, holy fucking shit!

“I got the movie to hire my little bro as my drum teacher. Kept it in the family. I will learn the drums and finish the new album before we start filming.”

According to IMDB, the English actor Douglas Booth will play Nikki Sixx in the Jeff Tremaine-directed film.

No other cast members have been announced, while shooting is scheduled to get underway in February.

The film based on Crue’s 2001 book of the same name was originally slated for release in the summer of 2016.

See more
See more

Motley Crue: "We'd Play To 20 People In A Sandwich Shop And Set Nikki On Fire"

Scott Munro

Scott looks after Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 25 years in newspapers and magazines and in 2014 joined our news desk, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more. Scott has previous written for the Daily Record, Sunday Mirror, The Herald and IGN.