Tony Cavalero Will Be The Dirt’s Ozzy Osbourne

Tony Cavalero

by James White |
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Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt has rounded up the people it needs to play the band itself, and is now finding some supporting cast. Tony Cavalero, whose day job is playing a musician on the School Of Rock TV series, has landed the role of Ozzy Osbourne.

Jeff Tremaine is in the director's chair for the film, which Netflix is producing. The film, adapted from the book The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band penned by Crüe members Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil – plus actual writer Neil Strauss, which chronicles the band’s rise and all the drug-taking, alcohol-imbibing and sexual shenanigans that implies.

Douglas Booth will be Sixx, Iwan Rheon is Mars, Daniel Webber is playing Neil, while Machine Gun Kelly is on as Tommy Lee. Osbourne was never part of the line-up, but he and Black Sabbath were the headliners on one of early tours for the Crüe.

Rich Wilkes, Tom Kapinos and Amanda Adelson wrote the script and Tremaine should have the cameras rolling this year.

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