RZA Confirms Work on Not One but Two Ol' Dirty Bastard Biopics
Published Oct 04, 2012While we await his upcoming kung-fu flick The Man With Iron Fists, rapper/actor/director/producer and Wu-Tang legend RZA is already knee deep in more film projects. In fact, he'll have a significant portion of ODB on his IMDB, as he's working on not one but two biopics about Ol' Dirty Bastard.
Speaking with The Playlist, RZA explained, "There's two things going on with the ODB situation. There's Dirty White Boy, which is about the manager of ODB, and his last two years. And there's another one with a working title called, Dirt: One Word Could Change the World, that his family is more involved with. His mother is involved with Dirty White Boy. I'm involved with both, anything about his life, I want to help out with any capacity. His mother told me I should come in and help."
As previously reported, Dirty White Boy will star Michael K. Williams, best known for his roles on The Wire and Boardwalk Empire. In the interview, RZA expressed that he might also act and record music for the film. "Maybe for that one, I'll score it, they told me they need someone to music supervise," he said, adding, "I saw some pages where I'm in it. But you know how it is, movies gotta take a year to make it in a week."
While Dirty White Boy follows the later years of ODB's life, Dirt will take a look at his entire life. "That actually starts back when we was young," RZA said of the second film. "Me and [ODB] ran through this city, man, cutting school, stealin' pretzels from the hot dog stand, being vagabonds, sleeping on the trains, drinking '40s on the back of the A Train, rapping, getting chased by the police. It's a coming of age story that me and him and a few of our cousins went through. Then it goes on into finally becoming Wu-Tang, going through that hell. And then it takes on his side of it, not my side."
Neither film has a release date just yet, but we'll let you know more details as they become available.