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Michael K. Williams Cast In Ol’ Dirty Bastard Biopic

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If you’re one of the faithful followers of the Killa Beez you’ll be happy to hear that a biopic is currently in the works for who was arguably the most popular member of the rap group, The Wu-Tang Clan, the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard. And look who’s just been cast…

EW is reporting that ‘The Wire’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ actor Michael K. Williams has been cast to play Ol’ Dirty Bastard in a biopic of the famous Wu-Tang Rapper’s life called ‘Dirty White Boy.’

Williams will play Russell Jones, the legendary hardcore rapper who made a name for himself as part of the popular rap group The Wu-Tang Clan. Jones had a storied career, one marked with arrests, crazy behavior on and off the stage, and drug abuse which eventually ended his life at the young age of 35 in 2004.

The movie will focus on Jones and Jarred Weisfeld, a 22-year-old production assistant at VH-1 who talked his way into becoming the rapper’s manager. The movie is being produced by Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy from a script penned by Brent Hoff.

No word yet on who will play the young Weisfeld but we’ll keep you updated on what is sure to be an engaging look at the life and career of one of rap’s most colorful and talented personalities.

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