Untitled Ol' Dirty Bastard Movie Is Official - Produced By RZA
Word of a Ol’ Dirty Bastard biopic has been swirling around since 2016, and now they have finally been confirmed. It’s official Colombia Pictures will be making the biographical film about the flamboyant Wu-Tang MC. At the helm of the production will be none other than ODB’s cousin RZA.
The always unpredictable “Big Baby Jesus” has an endless list of shocking and unforgettable moments throughout his 11-year career. From rushing the stage at ‘98 Grammy’s (Wu-Tang is for the children) to picking up government welfare in a limo, and even performing a concert as a fugitive on the run. All true stories which should make for great cinematography.
The search for the perfect director is still on, but it’s good to know that RZA is officially in charge of the production aspect of the movie. Not a stranger to the movie world, RZA has a couple movies under his belt with American Gangster (actor) and The Man With The Iron Fists (director). However, this movie will undoubtedly be his most personal yet, “From the age of six, me and [Ol’ Dirty Bastard] used to push shopping carts around grocery stores and try and get nickels. There are few people that 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", RZA told Rolling Stone.
I think it’s safe to say this movie will be as anticipated (if not more) than any other hip-hop biopic made in recent years. With the Wu-Tang Clan being worldwide superstars since 1993, they have living legend status, making it sure to be an electrifying movie due to Ol’ Dirty’s unusual personality.