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Michael K. Williams to Star as Ol' Dirty Bastard in Dirty White Boy

Michael K. Williams to Star as Ol' Dirty Bastard in Dirty White Boy

Parts & Labor's Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy - the producing duo behind Mike Mills' Oscar-winning film Beginners which won Christopher Plummer his first Academy Award last month - announced today that they are partnering with Todd Hagopian at Ocean Size Pictures, to produce Dirty White Boy. Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) is set to star as the late hip-hop artist Ol' Dirty Bastard (real name: Russell Jones). Joaquin Baca-Asay is making his feature directorial debut of this original screenplay by Brent Hoff. Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur&#180s K5 International is financing the film and handling all worldwide sales.

Based on a true story, Dirty White Boy chronicles the astounding rise of Jarred Weisfeld, a 22-year-old VH1-intern-turned-manager, and his misadventures with the legendary rapper leading up to the performer's tragic death in 2004.

The project originated with Hagopian's Ocean Size Pictures with the full support and

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