Michael K. Williams to Play ODB in New Film on Rapper’s Life

(AllHipHop News) Actor Michael K Williams will take the role of fallen Wu-Tang Member ODB in an upcoming bio-pic titled “Dirty White Boy.”

;;;According to Entertainment Weekly, Williams, who recently starred in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire will star in the movie as ODB, born Russell Jones.

“Dirty White Boy” will depict the last year’s of Ol’ Dirty’s life, prior to his overdose in 2004.

Ciinematographer Joaquin Baca-Asay will make his directorial debut with the film.

The movie also centers around a VH1 production employee named Jarred Weisfeld, who eventually becomes ODB’s manager, while ODB was in jail.

The story shows how Weisfeld developed a comeback for ODB, only to have him pass way from a drug overdose at the age of 35.

Fans of ODB might recall that ODB’s cousin, Raeshawn, is also piecing together a movie that is set to feature either Eddie Griffin or Tracy Morgan as ODB.

Weisfeld is cooperating with that project, along with ODB’s mother, Cherry Jones.

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