A&E has been given the go-ahead on a full-length film that chronicles the life and career of the late rapper, Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
According to Complex, the two-hour documentary was approved by ODB’s estate and will include interviews with the rapper’s family, close friends, and his wife, Icelene Jones. Jones is digging in the personal archives with never-before-seen footage to be displayed in the film.
The doc will arrive in 2023.
The documentary, titled Biography: Ol’ Dirty Bastard, will be co-directed by the father-son duo, Sam and Jason Pollard. ODB’s estate will produce the doc in conjunction with Pulse Films and Four Screens.
“I am thrilled to tell the full story of my husband. With this documentary the world will learn about the son, the husband, the father, and the artist,” Jones said in a statement. “I’m proud of the team that we built, including Pulse, my producing partners Nicole Beckett and Messiah Jacobs at Four Screens, and our directing team, the Pollards.”
The doc will primarily focus on his life, career as a solo artist, his Brooklyn roots, Wu-Tang Clan, family, and his fatal 2004 overdose. He was 45 at the time of his death.
In an interview with MIC, Wu-Tang Clan co-founder, RZA, said an ODB biopic was in the works for his five-year plan for the Clan.
“The third tier of the plan, which I’m in progress of, is an ODB movie biopic. Like the five-year Wu-Tang plan, this was a five-year media plan that I concocted, I meditated on, and I’m striving to live out. So far, it’s working well.”