Rheon, who played Ramsay Bolton on GoT, will play guitarist Mick Mars in the film. The Punisher‘s Daniel Webber has been given the role of frontman Vince Neil, as The Hollywood Reporter.
The Dirt, which will begin production in February, is based on the best-selling autobiography of the same name. It was originally published in 2001, while a movie has been in the works since 2003. The band will serve as co-producers on the project.
The book details the full spectrum of Motley Crue’s excess with drugs, alcohol and celebrity love affairs. The band formed in Los Angeles in January 1981 and went to sell more than 100 million records worldwide, with a quarter of that coming from the U.S.
In 2016, Nikki Sixx said there was no chance of another Motley Crue album, stating that creatively the band “came to a crawl”.
The band announced their split in 2014 when singer Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx, guitarist Mick Mars and drummer Tommy Lee signed a “cessation of touring” agreement to ensure that none of the band could try reviving the band’s name for future shows.