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Ol' Dirty Bastard Biopic 'Dirty White Boy' Will Feature The Wu-Tang Clan Playing Themselves

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 1, 2012 at 4:25PM

Music biopics come and go, but this spring minds were blown when the always awesome Michael K. Williams was cast as Ol' Dirty Bastard in the film "Dirty White Boy." Of course, any movie involving ODB has to include the Wu-Tang Clan, and the idea of trying to find actors to fill those roles would be a mind-boggling challenge. But likely, the filmmakers don't have to worry about that.
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Wu-Tang Clan

Music biopics come and go, but this spring minds were blown when the always awesome Michael K. Williams was cast as Ol' Dirty Bastard in the film "Dirty White Boy." Of course, any movie involving ODB has to include the Wu-Tang Clan, and the idea of trying to find actors to fill those roles would be a mind-boggling challenge. But likely, the filmmakers don't have to worry about that.

“[We] have no desire to cast any actors as the Wu-Tang,” Williams told the New York Daily News (via Shadow & Act). “We need all hands on deck.” The paper goes on to add that we can "expect to see" RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah in the film along with other members like Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Cappadonna. So in short, it will be Michael K. Williams as ODB hanging out with actual Wu-Tang Clan, which is basically the most fucking awesome thing ever. Will he rap with them to? We really, really hope so. But man, we feel sorry for whoever is gonna have to coordinate those schedules....

Penned by Brent Hoff, the film will be the directorial debut of Joaquin Baca-Asay, the cinematographer behind James Gray's "Two Lovers," "We Own The Night" and Mike Mills' "Thumbsucker." Described as mix between "Risky Business" and "8 Mile" (hmm...) the film will tell the story of ODB through the eyes of Jarred Weisfeld, a VH1 intern who became the rapper's manager (the writer Hoff befriended them both when he too worked at VH1. No word yet on when this is shooting, but they may have have to pull GZA away from his studies at MIT....

This article is related to: Dirty White Boy, The Wu-Tang Clan, Michael K. Williams


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