ABCNews.com is reporting that Christopher Walken has chosen yet another project which will accommodate his penchant for taking any role that requires him to don a shoulder-length wig, this time, according to Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil, playing Ozzy Osbourne in the upcoming film adaptation of the band's rock n' roll tell-all, The Dirt:
Christopher Walken has agreed to play the ultimate bad-boy rocker — Ozzy Osbourne.
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. [...]
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 look forward to witnessing what sorts of Method madness Kilmer cooks up to capture his high-kicking counterpart; surely, he will literally become Diamond Dave both on and off the set, much in the way he brought an unparalleled level of authenticity to his "channeling" of Jim Morrison while shooting The Doors. But something tells us that it's song-and-dance man Walken and his tireless commitment to detail that will ultimately steal this show, such as his insistence, against a nervous prop master's better judgment, on snorting a parade of actual fire ants, instead of allowing the ill-fated critters to just be later added digitally in post.
- Exclusive: Christopher Walken to Play Ozzy Osbourne [ABCNews.com]