RZA to Appear in Biopic About Porn Star

RZA to Appear in Biopic About Porn Star
RZA's been busy with his Wu-Tang Clan responsibilities as of late, but the legendary rapper has now returned his focus to his film career, as he's been cast in a movie about retired American porn star Vanessa del Rio.

The film will examine Del Rio's porn career against the backdrop of New York City's crime world in the '70s and '80s.

RZA will apparently play the doorman at a club where Del Rio is a dancer. Indiewire notes that this role will touch on the rhymer's musical background, since his character uses the club's audio gear to pursue the then-nascent genre of rap music.

It's being directed by Thomas Mignone, who has a background in music videos and has directed clips for the likes of Slipknot, System of a Down and Sepultura. The cast includes Zulay Henao, Drea De Matteo and Taryn Manning.

RZA, of course, has an extensive film background. He's had a number of acting roles over the years, and he directed the 2012 martial arts flick The Man with the Iron Fists.