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    Ol' Dirty Bastard Biopic 'Dirty White Boy' Will Feature The Wu-Tang Clan Playing Themselves

    Music biopics come and go, but this spring minds were blown when the always awesome Michael K. Williams was cast as Ol' Dirty Bastard in the film "Dirty White Boy." Of course, any movie involving ODB has to include the Wu-Tang Clan, and the idea of trying to find actors to fill those r...

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    Michael K. Williams Says Wu-Tang Clan Members Will Play Themselves IN ODB FIlm

    Michael K. Williams Says Wu-Tang Clan Members Will Play Themselves IN ODB FIlm

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    Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson & More To Feature In Black Western Short 'They Die By Dawn'

    Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson & More To Feature In Black Western Short 'They Die By Dawn'

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    Amazing: Michael K. Williams To Play Ol' Dirty Bastard In Biopic 'Dirty White Boy'

    While biopics on N.W.A. and Tupac have been talked about for a while now, and seem to be stuck in development, it looks like a movie about one of their contemporaries is not only moving forward, but has made a brilliant and bold casting choice: Michael K. Williams (aka Omar from "The Wire"...

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    Michael K. Williams Won't Be In 'Django Unchained' But Books 'Snitch'

    Bummer! Though once mooted for the lead role that eventually went to Jamie Foxx, Quentin Taraninto has long had his eye on Michael K. Williams (aka Omar from "The Wire") for a role in "Django Unchained." The actor himself chatted up the prospect of starring in the movie, saying e...

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    Michael K. Williams & Isaiah Washington Team For Indie-Thriller 'The Suspect'

    After years of excellent work, Michael K. Williams is finally starting to reap the rewards in a mainstream capacity with a recurring role on the Martin Scorsese-backed HBO series "Boardwalk Empire," a guest spot on this season of "Community," and more recently, a role that looks good to go in Quenti...

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    Michael K. Williams Says 'Django Unchained' Role Looks Good To Go

    Says He'll Co-Star In 'Sparkle' Remake With Whitney Houston & Cee-Lo Green; R. Kelly Doing The SoundtrackIt was just under a week ago that Michael K. Williams first revealed that while he lost out on the lead role in Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming "Django Unchained," that the director might be writ...

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    Michael K. Williams Says He Lost The 'Django Unchained' Lead, But There May Be Another Part For Him

    Actor Suggests Tarantino May Write A New Role For Him In The Slavery/Western EpicYou probably know him best as Omar Little from "The Wire" or perhaps as Chalky White in "Boardwalk Empire," and if you've seen his imposing presence on either of those shows, you'll know why many people (including us) pegged him as the perfect lead for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming picture, "Django Unchained." The spaghetti western/slavery revenge pic has been gearing up over the last few months for a planned January shoot in New Orleans. After much speculation that saw Will Smith openly courted for the movie (with the actor's longtime studio home of Sony even goi...

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    The Small Screen: John Goodman & Michael K. Williams Join Season 3 Of 'Community'

    Plus Stephen Dillane, Carice Van Houten & Liam Cunningham Play 'Game of Thrones'We don't cover a lot of TV casting here at The Playlist; when we do, it's because our favorite, or at least most promising, shows, have landed great actors. As you'll know from our list of the ten best shows of the recently completed TV season, two of those shows at present are "Community" and "Game of Thrones." The former a top-flight sitcom starring Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong and a kick-ass ensemble, the latter an HBO adaptation of a popular series of fantasy novels, a show that rapidly proved itself to be the ballsiest, best-cast, best-plotted show on ...

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