RZA has confirmed that a biopic based on the life of fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard is in the works.
The producer told Rolling Stone that his cousin Rayshawn has been working on the film since 2011.
“There are a few wheels in motion with one done by our first cousin Rayshawn; he was the young guy there watching everything that happened,” he said.
“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,” he added.
RZA also revealed that Rayshawn originally asked him to direct the film but he decline as he didn’t want to be too heavily involved in the project.
“I wouldn’t mind not doing it and I wouldn’t mind doing it,” he told the magazine.
RZA is currently working on two films of his own, the hip hop drama Coco, set for release later this year staring Common, Jill Scott and Azealia Banks, and action-thriller Breakout.