Method Man at AC3
Method Man at AC3
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Dave East is Going to Play Method Man in the Upcoming Wu-Tang TV Show

Dave East the actor.

Harlem rapper Dave East is set to play Method Man in the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan series. The series will be called Wu-Tang: An American Saga, and it will have a 10 series run on Hulu.

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Wu-Tang: An American Saga was created and written by The RZA, who is working with writer Alex Tse (who wrote Superfly.) The show will tell the story of the group in the early '90s. The story is based on the group, but it seems like different names will be used. Ashton Sanders will be playing the RZA character, who will be named Bobby Diggs on the show.

While Dave East will play Shotgun, who is clearly supposed to be Method Man. (Deadline, who broke the story, describes the character as "Tall, with a knack for rhymes, Shotgun takes pride in being the assistant manager at the concession stand next to the Statue of Liberty. A popular figure in Staten Island, he stays above the turf wars.")

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This isn't the first time Dave East has acted. Back in 2016, he appeared on Being Mary Jane. 

Source: Deadline