Hollywood goes insane
You better have a seat for this news. (Axl, go ahead and have some Jagermeister. It's ok). Christopher Walken is set to play Ozzy Osbourne and Val Kilmer will play David Lee Roth in a movie about the band Motley Crue.
Singer Vince Neil told ABC News Radio in an exclusive interview that Walken will make a cameo as Osbourne in "The Dirt," adapted from Motley Crue's 2001 autobiography. Ozzy toured briefly with Motley Crue back in the early days and, according to the band's book, took acid every day for a year to see what would happen. Likewise, David Lee Roth, then the lead singer for Van Halen, was a good friend of the band in their L.A. days, partying and crashing in their dingy home.
The parts of Neil and the rest of Motley Crue will be played by unknowns, the singer said. (I say let them play themselves. I'm not sure I can take any more creative casting for this flick.)
The book -- "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band" -- became infamous after publication for its tales of substance abuse and sex parties with Neil, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx.
The movie is expected to be released in 2008.