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Christopher Walken To Play Ozzy Osbourne In "The Dirt"

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Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil told ABC News Radio in an exclusive interview that the 63-year-old Oscar-winning actor will make a cameo appearance as Osbourne in "The Dirt," a movie based on the band's controversial 2001 autobiography.

"How funny is that going to be," Neil told ABC's Al Mancini at the Opening of Vince Neil Ink, the singer's new tattoo parlor in Las Vegas.

Walken's press representatives did not immediately return a call to ABCNEWS.com for comment.

"The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band" set new limits in tell-all confessionals. The 448-page tome catalogues the drug and alcohol abuse, nasty infighting, and sex parties of Neil and band mates Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx.

The film, announced in April, is now in preproduction and is expected to be released in 2008 by Paramount and MTV. It's been billed as a true-life version of "This Is Spinal Tap."

Osbourne toured with Motley Crue and was friends with the band, and his antics, as recounted in the book, include snorting a line of live ants (while looking for a fix of cocaine) and taking LSD every day for a year "just to see what would happen."

Neil says that other stars are going to appear in the film as rock stars, including Val Kilmer as David Lee Roth. "We're doing big, giant cameos with those people," he says.

As for Neil and his Crue, they'll be played by unknowns.

Source: Ozzyhead.com

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1. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

I could play Tommy Lee....

# Nov 8, 2006 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BLACKDOG writes:

I still have not read it yet.I need to pick it up.

# Nov 8, 2006 @ 11:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

That's sum funny sh** right there!

# Nov 9, 2006 @ 4:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. old skool rocker writes:

The book is pretty crazy. I really enjoyed and recommend it to any rock fan. I read it in a few days, couldn't put it down. I look forward to the movie.

# Nov 9, 2006 @ 11:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BruceDickenson writes:

I got a fever, and the only presciption is more cowbell

# Nov 9, 2006 @ 12:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. rulin kmadd writes:

haha who the hell is going to play mick mars? Noah ,hell there both going on age 1 billion b.c.

# Nov 9, 2006 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. pursuit of vikings writes:

I don't think it's humanly possible to do LSD everyday for a year and survive.

# Nov 9, 2006 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Terminator writes:

seven hits and you're legally retarded, or so they say.

# Nov 9, 2006 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. heavy hepp writes:

what a crock of sh**. these f***ing sellout old glam metal pieces of sh** first wrote a book and now they are making a movie. Yes let's just celebrate the fact that they are loser heroin addicts and can't play real metal like nile, slayer, morbid angel, or suffocation.

# Nov 10, 2006 @ 12:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. rulin kmadd writes:

uh yeah but motley crue's police blotter is more entertaining than their music sometimes.

# Nov 11, 2006 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Cynic writes:

LSD for a year?!?! Holy sh**, is that not amazing?

# Nov 11, 2006 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. godlike writes:

Well, the trippin on acid for a year explains alot.... No wonder he is as f^cked up as he is now...I thought I done alot of trippin in the 80s...Holy sh^t..!!! Thats almost impossible to comprehend...

# Nov 11, 2006 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. bassmaster! writes:

howcome they get a movie that band is way over rated I hate glam metal. motley crue sucks! there all little b**ch's. the movie will suck!

# Nov 11, 2006 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Alex.... writes:

heavy hepp you idiot there not Glam Metal

# Nov 14, 2006 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Alex.... writes:

I cant believe nikki is still alive after all those times hes shot up and he said in the book he smoked pot with his mom when he was 7

# Nov 14, 2006 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Alex.... writes:

That Spinal Tap movie was stupid why the hell are you even mentioning it in thsi review

# Nov 14, 2006 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. godlike writes:

I havent seen anything posted about Alex.... being told that he could take off his dunce cap or come out of the corner...
Alex.....Do you know anything about sentence structure or the usage of correct grammar and punctuation..? How old are you...9 or 10..?

# Nov 14, 2006 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BLACKDOG writes:

I'm gonna leave him to you Godlike.

# Nov 14, 2006 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Alex.... writes:

I cant beleive The Crue is still on tour when i saw them here in winnipeg Vince said they were gonna get into the studeo and there still on tour With Aerosmith

# Nov 20, 2006 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Alex.... writes:

Other than that the movie should be good

# Nov 20, 2006 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. godlike writes:

Is it too hard to put more than one comment in a post...?

# Nov 20, 2006 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Diamond Oz writes:

I don't see anything wrong with them making a movie or writing a book to be honest. Fact of the matter is, they are no longer the heroes of the youth, I think they'll be the first to admit that, but they are legends. And when you reach the status that they have, they can do whatever they want. Ozzy and Ted Nugent still rock despite the reality show crap. Bruce d***inson has done documentaries and seat belt safety adverts and written books. Rob Zombie's made movies. The Exploited have better stage effects than most other punk bands and all this is because these bands have earned the acolade of legends and no matter how many kids you see in Misfits shirts, the heroes of yester-year will never be the heroes of today, so they can do what they want to at least make the youth more aware of them. And frankly, if Motley Crue wanna do that by writing a book and making a film then I say let 'em.... I probably won't watch it though! Hahaha!

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