RZA of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan is set to produce a biopic on the life of his late friend Ol’ Dirty Bastard. When ODB passed away in 2004, he left behind incredible stories, some of which may be shown in the upcoming film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony’s Columbia Pictures enlisted RZA as the producer. However, this is not the first time rumblings of an ODB biopic are said to be in the works. Back in 2016, RZA told Rolling Stone that after watchingStraight Outta Compton, he wanted to show the Wu-Tang narrative in the big screen. “With the proper team and marketing, many of us out here who grew up on this music would love to see the inside makings of those stories,” said RZA.
Biopics have become popular and monetarily beneficial for big production companies like Sony Pictures. For example, a Gucci Mane biopic is currently in the beginning stages of development.