RZA Claims an Ol’ Dirty Bastard Biopic Is in the Works
The success of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton has opened the floodgates for rumored hip-hop movies and the latest involves the late Wu-Tang Clan member, Ol' Dirty Bastard. In an interview with Rolling Stone, RZA revealed that an ODB flick is in the works.
"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," said RZA. "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."
"I wouldn't mind not doing it and I wouldn't mind doing it," he added. "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 passed away in 2004 at the age of 35. On the tenth anniversary of his death, XXL spoke with his contemporaries about his music and legacy.
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