According to The RZA, the visual biography of Russell Jones aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard can be expected in the near future, with some of the project already available for the public.
When asked about the ODB movie project in an interview with Rolling Stone, the leader of the Wu Tang Clan responded, “There are a few wheels in motion with one done by our first cousin Raison.”
Raison Allah, who is RZA and Dirty’s cousin, dropped a straight-to-DVD film entitled Dirty, a hour long documentary with footage of Ol’ Dirty as well as interviews with the entire Clan, Dirty’s immediate circle of family and friends, including his mother and grandmother. With Raison getting incarcerated in North Carolina soon after its release in 2011, not many were privy to view the final production. With the director of The Man With The Golden Arms running quarterback on the project, the ODB biopic may just see the light of day after all.
“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.”
No one has been confirmed to play Ol’ Dirty, but it was once rumored that comedian Eddie Griffin would take on the role as Big Baby Jesus.
Who would you like to see play ODB in his biopic?