Tommy Lee is ready for his close-up — only this time someone else will be behind the camera, and Lee is actually excited about people seeing his private life. One of the directors of the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster," Bruce Sinofsky, is prepping a film about Lee that he promises will reveal the real guy behind the tabloid personality.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mötley Crüe drummer, who starred in last year's NBC reality show "Tommy Lee Goes to College" (see "Tommy Lee Flaunts His 'Peacock': How His Reality Show Came To Be"), will be the subject of a still-untitled film that is currently in pre-production and is slated to begin shooting in the spring.
"In the rock world, there are few figures as colorful as Tommy Lee, and not just because of his tattoos," Sinofsky said, according to the Reporter. "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."
Lee was psyched about the project. "I'm honored that Bruce is turning his cameras loose on me," he said.
Sinofsky and directing/producing partner Joe Berlinger know their way around music docs. The pair won an Independent Spirit Award last year for best documentary for the Metallica film (see "Documentary Probes The Drama Behind Metallica's Anger"). The also shared Emmy and Peabody awards for their 1996 documentary "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills," which told the story of the West Memphis Three, a trio of teens who were accused of a triple murder allegedly spurred by their love for heavy metal and Satanism.