Wu Tang Clan's GZA will not appear in new Ol' Dirty Bastard film

But RZA, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Method Man could still appear in 'Dirty White Boy'

Wu Tang Clan's GZA will not appear in new Ol' Dirty Bastard film

Photo: PA

Members of Wu Tang Clan have been mooted to be playing themselves in the forthcoming Ol' Dirty Bastard biopic, Dirty White Boy, but it has now been revealed that GZA will definitely not be appearing in the film.

The rapper's representatives have said to Pitchfork: "I will tell you 100% he is not appearing in the ODB/Jarred Weisfeld movie. I can't speak for the rest of the group, but definitely not true about GZA."

The film is set to star Michael K Williams - who played Omar Little in The Wire – as the late Ol' Dirty Bastard, who passed away in 2004 of a drugs overdose. Williams has said that the people working on the film "have no desire to cast any actors as the Wu-Tang."

New York Daily News however has reported that RZA, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Method Man are likely set to take part in filming. The movie will tell the story of Jarred Weisfeld, a manager and former VH1 intern who worked alongside the rapper. It will be directed by Joaquin Baca-Asay. Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy and Tod Hagopian will produce. "This felt to us like Risky Business and 8 Mile, with equal elements of darkness, humor, and humanity," said Knudsen and Van Hoy.

Earlier this year, a Ol' Dirty Bastard's FBI report was released, and stated that he was "heavily involved" in "murder, car-jackings and the sale of drugs and illegal guns". His full FBI file contained an extensive list of arrests for offences that included resisting arrest, injuring a child, common assault, attempted murder of a police officer, refusing to pay child support and the illegal possession of body armour.

The file, which was been obtained by Gun.io/blog, is 93 pages long and connects the rapper, whose real name was Russell Tyrone Jones, with two murders and the notorious Bloods gang. The file also reveals that Ol' Dirty Bastard himself was robbed in January 1998 and received treatment for a bullet wound.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Arcade Fire discuss 'captivating' live shows on 'CBS Sunday Morning'
Ghostface Killah and Badbadnotgood announce collaboration album
Nine Inch Nails appear on TV show 'Austin City Limits' – watch
Muse complete 'emotional' first session for new album
Ice Cube: 'I still have the anger I had as a teenager'
Pearl Jam premiere new song 'Moline' live – watch
Government official commits suicide following death of 16 fans at South Korea concert
Primus to conceal five golden records as part of 'Willie Wonka' tribute album release
Massive Attack joined by TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe for first 'Pray For...
Gwen Stefani's new single 'Baby Don’t Lie' leaks online
Guitar signed by members of The Smiths, Stone Roses and New Order stolen from charity auction
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club cancel LA gig as drummer undergoes brain surgery
Skrillex and Rudimental to headline Snowbombing 2015
Slipknot stream new album '.5: The Gray Chapter' online
Julian Casablancas: 'I was hungover for five years'
Caribou streams eclectic Essential Mix featuring Daft Punk, Lil Wayne and The Zombies
Unheard Sleater-Kinney song discovered in new boxset - listen
K-Pop band 4Minute release statement following death of 16 fans at South Korea concert
'Celebrity Gogglebox': watch Noel Gallagher comment on 'The X Factor',...
Foo Fighters perform new single 'Something From Nothing' live for the first time - watch
Man gets life in prison for killing a teenager over loud music
Flying Lotus adds new music to his 'Grand Theft Auto V' radio station

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM