Back in March it was reported that actor Michael K. Williams will be playing rapper Ol’Dirty Bastard in the upcoming movie Dirty White Boy. Since then, the actor has spoken out about what direction the film will be going.
According to a synopsis on IMDB, the movie will tell the story of Ol’ Dirty Bastard (real name Russel Jones) and his relationship with his white manager Jarred Weisfeld. The story will also go into the rapper’s struggle with his well known addictions.
Williams stated, “in order to maintain the story’s authenticity, the group members should play themselves. The producers have no desire to cast any actors as the Wu-Tang.”
The actor also mentioned in an interview with MTV that the film will not be comedic, despite ODB’s ability to get into the silliest situations. “If you know ODB, there’s going to be some comedy, but we’re not playing to that,” Williams said. “It’s going to be shot as a serious piece, no buffoonery, for lack of a better word.”
No Wu-Tang member has confirmed whether or not they will play in the film. RZA and Method Man both have been in multiple films and TV shows in the past. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Oli Grant, Masta Killa and Inspectah Deck all played themselves in James Toback’s Black and White.
Joaquin Baca-Asay is set to direct Dirty White Boy, while Brent Hoff will write the script.
Do you think Wu-Tang Clan members should play themselves in Dirty White Boy?
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YES……I think it would be a good idea.
I don’t see why not. It probably would make it more realistic that way. What better autopic of someone than to have it be as real as it can possibly be.