Wire’s Omar To Play Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Parts & Labor, the producing company behind Mike Mills’ acclaimed “Beginners”, are teaming with Ocean Size Pictures to produce the biopic “Dirty White Boy” about late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard reports HipHopDX.

Michael Kenneth Williams, best known for his role as Omar Little on HBO’s “The Wire”, will be playing the controversial and eclectic hip-hop legend in the film from first time helmer Joaquin Baca-Asay.

The true story follows Jarred Weisfeld, a 22-year-old VH1 employee from the suburbs who becomes friends with the notorious star and it follows their misadventures right up until the time of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s untimely death in 2004. Brent Hoff penned the script

Weisfeld and the rapper’s mother Cherry Jones have given their full support and cooperation with Ocean Size Pictures. Lars Knudsen, Jack Vay Hoy and Todd Hagopian will produce.