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Ol' Dirty Bastard to be played on screen by The Wire's Omar

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Ol' Dirty Bastard to be played on screen by The Wire's Omar Reply with quote

div class="track"img alt="" src="http://hits.guardian.co.uk/b/ss/guardiangu-feeds/1/H.22.4/56669?ns=guardianpageName=Ol%27+Dirty+Bastard+to+be+played+on+screen+by+The+Wire%27s+Omar%3AArticle%3A1721861ch=Musicc3=GU.co.ukc4=Ol%27+Dirty+Bastard%2CWu+Tang+Clan%2CHip-hop+%28music+genre%29%2CUrban+music+%28Music+genre%29%2CMusic%2CFilm%2CPeriod+and+historical+%28Film+genre%29%2CThe+Wire%2CTelevision+%28Culture%29%2CTelevision+and+radio+TV%2CHBO%2CCrime+drama+%28TV+genre%29%2CDrama+%28TV+genre%29%2CCulturec5=Pop+Music%2CNot+commercially+useful%2CAdvertising+Media%2CTelevision+Mediac6=Sean+Michaelsc7=12-Mar-23c8=1721861c9=Articlec10=Newsc11=Musicc13=c25=c30=contentc42=Cultureh2=GU%2FCulture%2FMusic%2FOl%27+Dirty+Bastard" width="1" height="1" //divp class="standfirst"Michael K Williams, who played drug vigilante Omar Little, to take role of controversial Wu-Tang Clan rapper in film/ppThe actor who played drug vigilante Omar Little in TV series a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/wire" title=""The Wire/a is to take on the role of a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/oldirtybastard" title=""Ol' Dirty Bastard/a in a film. Plans are moving ahead for Dirty White Boy, a movie based on the late and notorious rapper, starring the Baltimore crime drama's Michael K Williams./pp/ppDirty White Boy focuses not just on ODB, born Russell Jones, but also on Jarred Weisfeld, the titular white boy, who met the musician when he was a 22-year-old VH1 production assistant. Weisfeld gradually became ODB's manager, a href="http://" title=""Entertainment Weekly reports/a, engineering the rapper's comeback. His plan was cut short by Ol' Dirty Bastard's fatal drug overdose in November 2004./pp/ppWilliams's casting comes courtesy of first-time director Joaquín Baca-Asay, best known as the cinematographer for Jay-Z's a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwoM5fLITfk" title=""99 Problems/a music video. To play Wu-Tang's most erratic member, the actor will have to seriously overhaul his look: Williams is currently starring in the prohibition-era series a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/boardwalk-empire" title=""Boardwalk Empire/a, playing dapper gangster Chalky White./pp/ppThe film's screenplay was written by Brent Hoff, with backing from Weisfeld – whom Hoff knew at VH1 – and Ol' Dirty Bastard's mother, Cherry Jones. The producers are allegedly hunting for Dirty White Boy's other principal lead./pp/ppEarlier this month, webzine a href="http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/45601/smacketology-finals-omar-little-your-presidentially-approved-champion" title=""Grantland/a picked Omar as The Wire's greatest character./pdiv class="related" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"ullia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/oldirtybastard"Ol' Dirty Bastard/a/lilia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/wutangclan"Wu Tang Clan/a/lilia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/hip-hop"Hip-hop/a/lilia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/urban"Urban music/a/lilia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/periodandhistorical"Period and historical/a/lilia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/wire"The Wire/a/lilia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/television"Television/a/lilia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/hbo"HBO/a/lilia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/crime-drama"Crime drama/a/lilia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/drama"Drama/a/li/ul/divdiv class="author"a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/seanmichaels"Sean Michaels/a/divbr/div class="terms"a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk"guardian.co.uk/a copy; 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our a href="http://users.guardian.co.uk/help/article/0,,933909,00.html"Terms Conditions/a | a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/help/feeds"More Feeds/a/divp style="clear:both" /

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