Sony Footage has dedicated to financing the long-awaited biopic of late Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
THR studies ODB’s bandmate and producer, RZA, is connected to the venture and is about to produce. The studio continues to be on the lookout for the greatest director to inform Filth McGirt’s story, and a launch date has but to be introduced.
The movie primarily based on Dirty, actual title Russell Tyrone Jones, has lengthy been mentioned amongst followers. Fader studies that The Wire’s Michael Okay. Williams was connected to play the rapper in the film Dirty White Boy, however the movie by no means reached growth levels. In 2016, RZA informed Rolling Stone that the success of the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton would doubtless improve the possibilities of ODB’s story making it to the huge display screen.
“Straight Outta Compton confirmed that hip-hop is a market in cinema … It confirmed that with the correct staff and advertising and marketing, many people out right here who grew up on this music would love to see the inside makings of these tales.”
He additionally hinted that he wouldn’t thoughts directing the movie; he and the “Uncooked” rapper have been mates from the age of 6 till his passing in 2004.
“I wouldn’t thoughts not doing it and I wouldn’t thoughts doing it. From the age of six, me and [ODB] used to push procuring carts round grocery shops and check out to get nickels. There are only a few individuals who know the actual him as a lot as me. So, it might be one thing that I’d be honored to do, however there’s loads of shifting elements to it.”