While our minds were being blown by the possibility of Michael K. Williams playing Ol’ Dirty Bastard alongside the actual Wu-Tang Clan in the upcoming ODB biopic “Dirty White Boy,” GZA’s rep was writing to Pitchfork to say that ”[GZA] is not appearing in the ODB / Jarred Weisfeld movie. I can’t speak for the rest of the group, but definitely not true about GZA.”
To be fair, it was always unlikely that the entirety of the Wu-Tang Clan would appear, given each of the members’ busy schedules. We just hope that something will be worked out with the rest of the Wu that would allow them to appear in the film. Although who knows, maybe the filmmakers will be able to repeat their casting of Williams and find someone perfect for GZA, and the rest of the Clan if need be. Either that or maybe they could just hologram them in there or something.
Written by Brent Hoff, the biopic will mark cinematographer Joaquin Baca-Asay’s directorial debut and is being described as a mix between “Risky Business” and “8 Mile.” The film well tell the story of ODB through the eyes of Jarred Weisfeld, a VH1 intern who became the rapper’s manager. No word yet on when filming will get in get underway.