RZA To Produce An Ol' Dirty Bastard Biopic
The ODB film is in development at Sony’s Columbia Pictures and will be produced by RZA, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Reporter also notes that Columbia is already searching for a director for the film.
In related news, ODB’s estate threatened to sue Lil Wayne because of a trademark that resembles the “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” rapper’s moniker.
The estate sent Lil Wayne and Young Money Entertainment a cease and desist letter because the rapper was trying to trademark “New Dirty Bastard.”
Initially, the Estate’s attorney Taniqua Jones, the rapper’s daughter, told The Blast they were “willing to work together” after learning of the trademark filing. Now, the family no longer wants Lil Wayne to use the moniker, arguing that it violates their trademark and may confuse consumers.
The Blast also reports that the Estate has been working to debut some new projects/products related to the late rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member and feel the filing by Young Money could affect that.
The estate also announced earlier this year that they were teaming up with Link Media Partners to launch Dirty Coin, a new form of cryptocurrency.
Dirty Coin will be traded on the AltMarket in the TAO Network using the exchange symbol ODB and will help fund upcoming projects from ODB’s estate. Fans will have to access to ODB goodies like merchandise and music. The long-term plan is to fund Barsun Jones’ — aka Young Dirty Bastard — debut album.
Source: Hollywood Reporter