Drummer Tommy Lee mentioned that he and the other Motley Crue members “couldn’t be happier” on how ”The Dirt” movie have turned out.
During a new episode of “Walking The Floor With Chris Shiflett”, Tommy said:
“Dude, you know what? All of us couldn’t be happier.
“It’s funny, because when we were — not auditioning, but meeting with different directors… ‘Cause that was really important: who is going to tell the story? Because we all know, and you’ve seen ’em, there’s some pretty s*itty rock movies out there. I won’t mention any names… So that was the most crucial [part] — finding the right director. Who’s gonna f*cking tell the story, because this is an insane story to tell.
“So, we’re meeting with directors, and Jeff Tremaine comes up. And we literally went into that meeting going, like, ‘The guy from ‘Jacka**’? That directed the ‘Jacka**’ [movies]?’ We’re, like, ‘Look, this isn’t a f**king comedy. This is not the guy.’ That’s how we went into the meeting.
“Nikki [Sixx, Crue bassist] and I went, and we met with him. And come to find out, Jeff is a massive Motley fan. He grew up in that time. He’s, like, ‘I’m the only f**king guy on this planet that can direct this movie. There is nobody else. I’m gonna take everybody back to that time period via th story and the phones and the cars and the clothes. I’m gonna bring people right back to that. I want people to experience it, especially for a lot of young people who never got to experience it,
”I’m gonna bring them there.’ And we were, like, ‘Wow. This is interesting.’ And we were still super apprehensive, but, man, we made the right choice, because he did exactly that — from the casting and just all the details. And how in the world he smashed 20-something years into an hour and 40 minutes is beyond me. And have it make sense, ’cause it could have just ended up being just a bunch of crazy stories. But he made it work in an incredible way. And it’s so true and raw and honest. He nailed it, man. We couldn’t have been happier.”