Variety reports that MKG is set to play drummer Tommy Lee in an adaptation of Motley Crue’s 2001 memoir, The Dirt. The artist confirmed the news Thursday (Jan. 18) on Twitter.
i got the movie to hire my little bro as my drum teacher. kept it in the family. —- i WILL learn the drums and finish the new album before we start filming.
— GUNNA (@machinegunkelly) January 19, 2018
“I got the movie to hire my little bro as my drum teacher,” he tweeted. “Kept it in the family. i WILL learn the drums and finish the new album before we start filming.”
MGK has been carving out a little side gig for himself as an actor, most recently in Cameron Crowe’s Roadies and the techno-thriller Nerve.
The Dirt has been in development since 2006; Jeff Tremaine, who helmed the Jackass movies, is attached to direct a script from Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos, and members of the band are co-producing.
This article originally appeared on Stereogum.