Here’s Who’s Playing Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil and Mick Mars in The Dirt Movie
Ladies and germs, the casting of Mötley Crüe in Netflix’s movie version of The Dirt is complete. Joining the already-cast Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx and Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee will be Daniel Webber (Netflix’s The Punisher) as Vince Neil and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Marvel’s Inhumans) as Mick Mars. Funny enough, given that Mars is definitely The Crüe’s least-famous member, Rheon may be the most well-known actor in that cast.
He’s also the part that worries me the most. Not that he’s a bad actor… but he was so fucking good as Ramsay Bolton, one of the most despised characters in Game of Thrones lore (which is really saying something), I’m a little concerned that he will be forever thought of by audiences as, y’know, a total creep. And we need to like Mick Mars, if for no other reason than, weird appearance (and, according to The Dirt, manner of eating) aside, he’s the only member of the band who is semi-recognizable as a decent human being. The conflicts faced by the other three members of the group are usually disasters of their own making, but poor Mick Mars basically put up with their shit for thirty years while fighting a horrible disease.
Will Rheon be able to rise to the occasion? I fear not. Even when he’s not playing a homicidal rapist, his persona is pretty unlikable. I mean, have you ever heard his music? YUCK!
The Dirt still doesn’t have a release date, but if they’re starting filming soon, expect it to be out in 2019. The Dirt will be a Netflix production of a Jeff Tremaine film (Jackass, Bad Grandpa). The latest draft of the script was penned by first-time feature writer Amanda Adelson.