Perfect Casting: Omar From The Wire To Star In Ol’ Dirty Bastard Biopic


In today’s edition of People We Like That Should Be In More Things Oh Cool They’re Gonna Be In This Thing! news, Michael K. Williams, aka “Omar” from The Wire and “Chalky White” from Boardwalk Empire, will play Ol’ Dirty Bastard in the upcoming biopic, Dirty White Boy:

The film focuses on the relationship between Ol’ Dirty Bastard and his manager, Jarred Weisfeld, during the last years of ODB’s life. No word yet on when the film will go into production. According to Entertainment Weekly, both Weisfeld and ODB’s mother, Cherry Jones, approve of the project.

Never really thought of ODB as a ‘biopic’ subject or Michael K. Williams as ODB, but him starring in more things is an automatic win, and the rest is just details (I saw that on a t-shirt once. Did you know that in Italy Soccer Is Life?) At least the project was “approved” by ODB’s mother, Cherry Jones Bastard.

Hopefully the film will include the time ODB came to play at my college in 2002, went onstage 4 hours late, played four songs (two of which were “I Got Your Money” back-to back), left the stage after 20 minutes, and the club owner instantly came over the PA system reminding everyone there are no refunds.

Actually, what if any time someone went to see the movie, it started playing 4 hours late? MAN I hope they make that artistic choice…

(Thanks, Matt Little!)

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