Ol’ Dirty Bastard biopic gets the greenlight

Sony’s Columbia Pictures is working on Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard biopic

Ol' DirtyThe biopic about Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard will finally see the light of day. For several years since the release of the documentary Dirty, rumors have swirled around a film about the late rapper.

Sony’s Colombia Pictures has confirmed that they are still seeking a director to helm the project, but says it has been greenlighted and RZA will be taking on the production of his cousin’s biopic.

O.D.B. (born Russell Tyrone Jones) was a founding member of the Staten Island rap collective with cousins RZA and GZA.

Wu-Tang’s first album ‘Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers’ propelled the group to popularity in the crowded 1990s hip-hop space.

He released his first solo album, ‘Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version’, in 1995, which received critical praise and earned him a Grammy nomination for best rap album.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the search for a director for the Columbia project is already underway.

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