The long-dormant ODB biopic appears to have gained some momentum.
Rap biopics are all the rage these days. The success of "Straight Outta Compton" opened the door for films like that Tupac biopic, previously stuck in production purgatory, to get green lit. Even Boosie Badazz is apparently planning his own biopic. Now, according to RZA, a biopic on Ol' Dirty Bastard is "in motion."
"I think it’s a great idea, and there has been talk about it," RZA told Rolling Stone. There are a few wheels in motion with one done by our first cousin Rayshawn; he was the young guy there watching everything that happened. Him and ODB’s wife have been talking and he has a pretty interesting script. I just saw a 12-minute teaser that he shot about a year ago and it felt pretty fucking cool. I watched it and was like, ‘Wow, you may have something here.’ He has the best thing that I’ve seen so far.”
He continued: "I wouldn’t mind not doing it and I wouldn’t mind doing it. From the age of six, me and [ODB] used to push shopping carts around grocery stores and try to get nickels. There are very few people who know the real him as much as me. So it would be something that I would be honored to do, but there’s a lot of moving parts to it. If those moving parts don’t go in sync with me, I’ll still be on it just to see it happen, talk to whoever’s doing it and give them my interviews or whatever they need to help make this story as great as possible.”