RZA said that “Dirty White Boy” and “Dirt: One Word Could Change The World” are in the works.
Actor Michael K. Williams is playing Ol’ Dirty Bastard in the upcoming biopic Dirty White Boy, but apparently, there’s a second ODB flick in the works. During an interview withThe Playlist, RZA revealed that there are two biopics surrounding the late rapper.
RZA said that in addition to Dirty White Boy, another film titled Dirt: One Word Could Change The World is on the way. “There’s two things going on with the ODB situation,” he said. “There’s Dirty White Boy, which is about the manager of ODB, and his last two years. And there’s another one with a working title called, Dirt: One Word Could Change The World,that his family is more involved with. His mother is involved with Dirty White Boy. I’m involved with both, anything about his life, I want to help out with any capacity. His mother told me I should come in and help.”
The Wu-Tang Clan member said that he’s thinking about scoring Dirty White Boy, which focuses on ODB’s manager, and might play a role in it. As for Dirt: One Word Could Change The World, RZA said it’s more about ODB’s life. “As far as Dirt, that actually starts back when we was young,” he said. “Me and [ODB] ran through this city, man, cutting school, stealin’ pretzels from the hot dog stand, being vagabonds, sleeping on the trains, drinking ’40s on the back of the A Train, rapping, getting chased by the police. It’s a coming of age story that me and him and a few of our cousins went through, Then it goes on into finally becoming Wu-Tang, going through that hell. And then it takes on his side of it, not my side.”
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