After several years of rumors, RZA finally confirmed the making of a biopic based on Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
The producer told Rolling Stone that his cousin has been working on the film since 2011.
“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 said. “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 was originally asked to direct the film, but the producer said he had mixed feeling about being deeply involved in the project.
“I wouldn’t mind not doing it and I wouldn’t mind doing it,” he told the magazine.
Further details on the biopic such as casting, and a debut date have not been revealed. RZA is currently working on two new projects, the hip-hop drama ‘Coco’, which will be released later this year starring Common, Jill Scott andAzealia Banks, and the action-thriller ‘Breakout’.