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Oh baby, we want the biopic raw. Following a great year for hip-hop biopics, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA announced an Ol’ Dirty Bastard biopic is in motion.


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According to Rolling Stone, RZA and ODB’s cousin Rayshawn have a “pretty interesting” script for the movie.

“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,” RZA tells Rolling Stone.

“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 fucking cool. I watched it and was like, ‘Wow, you may have something here.’ He has the best thing that I’ve seen so far.”

RZA, The Man With The Iron Fists director, was asked to produce the biopic, but he admits to Rolling Stone that he’s indifferent about the suggestion.

“I wouldn’t mind not doing it and I wouldn’t mind doing it,” he admitted.”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.”

While there’s no concrete details about pre-production for the biopic, RZA maintains they’re as serious as ever about getting it done.

RZA’s also working on two new directorial projects, Coco, featuring Common, Jill Scott, and Azealia Banks, as well as Breakout, a new action thriller.

SOURCE: Rolling Stone | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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