Bruce Sinofsky, the co-director with Joe Berlinger, of Metallica: Some Kind of Monster and other acclaimed documentaries, is making a film about Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. The film is scheduled to being shooting this Spring. The details of the project are not readily apparent, but it certainly won’t be Tommy Lee’s first foray into having his daily life documented. On top of the best-selling nonfiction Motley Crue book, The Dirt, Lee has been the subject of many made-for-TV docs, an NBC reality show, and of course, a legendary sex tape. Here’s an excerpt from the Billboard article:
“In the rock world, there are few figures as colorful as Tommy Lee, and not just because of his tattoos,” Sinofsky says. “This project seeks a candid glimpse behind the celebrity and tabloid personality into who Tommy really is, watching him interact with family, friends and business associates.”
Sinofsky and directing/producing partner Joe Berlinger won an Independent Spirit Award last year for best documentary for “Metallica,” which tracked the hard rock band’s near-demise as it dealt with personnel problems. The pair also shared Emmy and Peabody awards for the 1996 documentary “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills,” which aired as part of HBO’s “America Undercover” series.
“I’m honored that Bruce is turning his cameras loose on me,” Lee says. As previously reported, Motley Crue will resume its successful Red, White and Crue tour Feb. 10 in Columbus, Ga.