When it comes to legendary television characters, few have the street cred and instant cache as the late, lamented Omar Little from "The Wire."
And when it comes to legendary hip hop stars, nobody has the same cool factor as the dearly departed master of madness, Ol' Dirty Bastard. So what happens when you put the two together?
You get 36 chambers of pure movie magic, that's what.
Here's the scoop: According to FilmDrunk, Michael K. Williams, who played Omar on the beloved HBO crime drama "The Wire," has just signed on to portray Ol' Dirty Bastard in an upcoming biopic titled "Dirty White Boy." The title refers to the fact that the story revolves around ODB's unlikely partnership with Jarred Weisfeld, a then-22-year-old VH1 production assistant who sweet-talked his way into becoming ODB's manager in the early 2000's.
That partnership was sadly cut short, of course, when the Wu-Tang clan member died of a drug overdose in 2004 at the age of 36. Now, though, he's being given a second life on the big screen by Williams and first time director Joaquín Baca-Asay, who is known to rap fans as the cinematographer for Jay-Z's "99 Problems" video.
Just who is going to portray Weisfeld is still unknown, but with Omar -- excuse us, Williams -- on board, we know one thing: "Dirty White Boy" is officially going to be legendary, one way or another. ODB wouldn't want it any other way.