Walk(en) The Line
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2007

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Who doesn't love Christopher Walken? Who doesn't love Ozzy Osbourne? And who doesn't love Motley Crue??

Alright, we admit that we're sorta stretching things with that last question, so we'll rephrase it: Who doesn't love Motley Crue when Ozzy Osbourne and Christopher Walken are involved?

There. That's better.

Motley Crue's 448-page book, "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band," is currently being made into an MTV/Paramount-penned movie. This is exciting for a number of reasons, including:

1. This movie has a good chance of being rated NC-17, assuming the screenwriters stay true to their source material of sex, drugs, and sex-and-drugs. Rock!!
2. Watching actors portray people like Vince Neil and Tommy Lee is going to be hilarious.
3. Christopher Walken is playing the role of Ozzy Osbourne!!

Or is he? Late last year, ABC News sat down with Crue frontman Vince Neil at the singer's tattoo parlor in Vegas. According to Neil, Walken had agreed to play the part of Osbourne, who toured with Motley Crue during the '80s. "How funny is that going to be," Neil reportedly said/asked.

But MTV News is spinning a different story. They're pointing to a recent statement by bassist Nikki Sixx, who denies Walken's involvement with the movie. "I think [Walken] had a couple drinks and it got blown out of proportion," Sixx said, adding, "I believe, as everyone else believes, that it's gong to be [cast with] unknowns."

Unknowns? So we're not going to get another cameo appearance by Val Kilmer, whom Vince Neil claims is going to play the part of David Lee Roth? What's the deal, Crue?


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