Sony’s Columbia Pictures, along with producer, RZA, are set to develop an Ol’ Dirty Bastard biopic. ODB (Russell Tyrone Jones) was one of the founding members of the iconic rap group Wu Tung, alongside his cousins RZA and GZA. ODB passed away in 2004 after an apparent drug overdose. RZA previously displayed his acting skills, next to Denzel Washington in ‘American Gangster’, as well as director chops in ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’.
An O.D.B. movie has long been rumored, with RZA talking about the possibility of a biopic to Rolling Stone in 2016 saying, “Straight Outta Compton] showed that 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.” (HollywoodReporter)
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