Tony Cavalero, star of Nickelodeon's School of Rock, to play Ozzy Osbourne in Netflix's Mötley Crüe biopic

FP Staff

Mar,01 2018 13:42:28 IST

Netflix is producing a biopic based of the lives and times of one of the most notorious bands to have ever existed on the planet: Mötley Crüe. And when the story of Mötley Crüe is being told, it is absolutely imperative for Ozzy Osbourne to feature. Ozzy, a heavy metal legend himself, toured with Mötley Crüe and was the headliner at one of their earlier shows. While Mötley Crüe — an American band — was at the forefront of glam rock and hair metal, Ozzy Osbourne's Black Sabbath was straight up classic metal with none of the extravagance that Mötley Crüe was known for.

Reports have now confirmed that the character of Ozzy Osbourne will be played by the actor Tony Cavalero who is best known for portraying Dewey Finn on Nickelodeon's School of Rock.

Tony Cavalero and Ozzy Osbourne/Image from Twitter.

Tony Cavalero and Ozzy Osbourne/Image from Twitter.

The biopic is being directed by Jeff Tremaine, and is based on the 2001 autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. The script is by Rich Wilkes, Tom Kapinos, and Amanda Adelson.

Mötley Crüe rose to international stardom in the early 80s, and ended up selling more that 100 million records worldwide. The band's four original members — Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars — have been at the center of numerous controversies. They have struggled with alcohol and drug addiction for decades, and the biopic will capture their stories of ups and downs while becoming the greatest glam metal band in history. Ozzy Osbourne too has had his own share of struggle with addictions, and has toured extensively with the members of Mötley Crüe.

Mötley Crüe in the 1980's/Image from Twitter.

Mötley Crüe in the 1980's/Image from Twitter.

The Dirt will star Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Daniel Webber as Vince Neil and Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee. And after Tony Cavalero joining the Netflix production, the project only seems to be getting interesting.

Updated Date: Mar 01, 2018 13:42 PM