NIKKI SIXX SAYS CHRISTOPHER WALKEN WON’T PLAY OZZY
The Dirt is the greatest book ever written- even better than the Bible (sorry, Underoath fans). We’ve known for some time that Larry Charles (of Seinfeld and Borat fame) would be directing the feature film version from a screenplay by the incredibly untalented Rich Wilkes (who previously wrote such gems as xXx and Airheads, the latter of which presumably got him this gig). I’ve read Wilkes’ script and he’s more or less managed to fuck-up the unfuckupable.
Still, I choose to remain optimistic about this movie. The news that the Crue will be played by unknowns is a sigh of relief after rumors that Johnny Knoxville would play Nikki Sixx and Ashton Kutcher (ugh!) would play Tommy Lee, and now Sixx is saying Christopher Walken will NOT appear in the film as Ozzy Osbourne, despite previous reports to the contrary.
I love Walken- he’s probably even crazier than Ozzy in real life- but I take this as good news. I mean, can you really see him doing a British accent?
No word on how this will effect the rumored casting of Val Kilmer as David Lee Roth.