Like many before him, Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard is now receiving the posthumous biopic treatment.
Unlike other projects however, this rapper is getting not one, but two biopics. One of the films, Dirty White Boy, will focus on ODB’s manager during the rapper’s final two years of life, whereas the second film Dirt: One Word That Could Change the World will focus on the rapper’s rise to fame.
Both films are already off to a good start with Wu Tang Clan leader RZA confirmed to be involved in both projects. Speaking to indiewire.com, RZA said, “I’m involved with both, anything about his life, I want to help out with any capacity.”
He went on to say, “Me and ODB ran through this city man, cutting school, stealing 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.”
RZA may also contribute songs to either film, and is even in talks to play himself in Dirty White Boy. However all of this is pure speculation at this point as both films are still in pre-production.
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