Most people know Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier, Captain America’s bionic foil in Marvel’s cinematic universe. But now, Sebastian is taking on a new role, in which he’ll be sporting an organic appendage of equal strength — he’s going to play Mötley Crüe‘s Tommy Lee in a new series about the drummer’s infamous sex tape with his then-wife Pamela Anderson.
According to Deadline, Stan will portray Mötley Crüe’s infamous hard-partying drummer in a new series by Hulu, which will examine how Lee’s sex tape with Anderson became a cultural phenomenon that dominated the headlines. Joining Stan will be actress Lily James (Baby Driver, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) as Anderson, while comedian Seth Rogen will not only produce the series, but will also play the guy who got his hands on the tape (poor Seth Rogen, so talented and yet such a shoe-in for a sweaty dude lit only by a TV). Directing the series will be Craig Gillespie, famous for his Tonya Harding movie I, Tonya. The working title of the show is currently Pam & Tommy.
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This seems to come at a time when Mötley Crüe could use an extra publicity spike. After the huge success of Netflix’s The Dirt, the band announced a stadium tour that seemed to put them on top of the world — only to get royally screwed by COVID-19.
“No band had 2020 collapse on them quite like Mötley Crüe,” wrote The Pit’s Chris Krovatin. “2019 saw the glam metal titans announcing their return to the stage due to the massive popularity of their Netflix biopic The Dirt. In order to make this happen, the Crüe’s four members had to renege on the contract they signed at the end of their enormous reunion tour, which they did in grand fashion by literally blowing it up. The whole enterprise felt theatrical, driven by the momentum of the band’s newfound cinematic fame…and then, the whole world went indoors, and, after waiting it out for what seemed like forever, the Crüe had to postpone their dates. The sudden inertia was a huge bummer, and took one of the more exciting reunion tours of 2020 away from both its performers and their fanbases. Hopefully, hearts can be kickstarted in 2021.”