Ol' Dirty Bastard Biopic Is Coming To Life Thanks To Sony
The development for a biopic with Columbia Pictures is in the works for Wu-Tang Clan Rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard. For years it has been rumored and now the long awaited project is coming to life thanks to Sony. ODB’s bandmate and Clan founder, RZA is producing the picture. ODB, a founding member of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, was as eccentric as they come. After his passing from an overdose back in 2004 at the age of 35, it is finally time to tell the intriguing story of the late rapper. Who better than RZA and close cousin Rayshawn to be apart of the curation of the picture. Back in 2016, RZA initially brought up the idea of putting together an ODB biopic following the success of N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton.
Check out what RZA had to say about the start up.
“I think it’s a great idea, and there has been talk about it. There are a few wheels in motion with one done by our first cousin Rayshawn; he was the young guy there watching everything that happened. Him and ODB’s wife have been talking and he has a pretty interesting script. I just saw a 12-minute teaser that he shot about a year ago and it felt pretty fuckin’ cool. I watched it and was like, ‘Wow, you may have something here.’ He has the best thing that I’ve seen so far. From the age of six, me and [ODB] used to push shopping carts around grocery stores and try to get nickels. There are very few people who know the real him as much as me. So it would be something that I would be honored to do, but there’s a lot of moving parts to it. If those moving parts don’t go in sync with me, I’ll still be on it just to see it happen, talk to whoever’s doing it and give them my interviews or whatever they need to help make this story as great as possible.”Ol’ Dirty Bastard was well known for his music as well as his antics. As of right now, there is not a release date and Columbia Pictures is looking for a director for the film. We will update you with more information once it rolls in. Stay tuned!