Deadline.com reports that Mötley Crüe’s tapped “Jackass” director Jeff Tremaine to oversee the production of the long-awaited film adaptation of the band’s biography, “The Dirt — Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.”
“I’ve been careful to make this a natural progression,” Tremaine tells Deadline.com.
“I’ve been offered a lot of scripts but ‘Dirt’ is something I pursued with everything I had,” the “Bad Grandpa” director admits.
“I’ve wanted to make this going back to 2001, when we were just planning the first ‘Jackass’ movie and I found out that David Gale at MTV Films had just optioned the book.”
He added that he spent time “convincing everyone that I am the right guy for it. I really feel I am.”
“The Dirt” will be produced by LBI Entertainment￼’s Rick Yorn and Julie Yorn, along with 10th Street Entertainment and Erik Olsen. Amanda Adelson is co-producing.
Tom Kapinos (“Californication”) is putting the finishing touches on the script, and the film is being set up independently by CAA to shoot early next year, with the agency repping domestic distribution rights.