The actor who played Omar on The Wire has agreed to play ODB.
Michael K. Williams is set to play Ol' Dirty Bastard in ODB's biopic!
The actor who played Omar Little on The Wire and Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire, will be playing the rapper ODB. The feature about ODB will tell the story of the rapper's life through the eyes of 22 year-old intern named Jarred Weisfeld, who became his manager. It's based on a true story, and will be called Dirty White Boy.
"We both knew full well who Ol’ Dirty Bastard was but this story completely floored us," said producers Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy. "This felt to us like Risky Business and 8 Mile, with equal elements of darkness, humor, and humanity."